2020 Switzer Environmental Leadership Fellowship Program

by Kaitlyn Ugoretz, Funding Peer
Monday, November 18, 2019 9:55 AM

The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation invites applications from highly talented graduate students in New England and California for Switzer Environmental Fellowships for the academic year 2020-2021. The Fellowship includes a $15,000 cash award for academic studies, two multi-day leadership development training sessions, and membership in the Switzer Fellowship Network. Twenty fellowships will be awarded to assist graduate students in a broad range of environmental science and related fields.  

January 6, 2020.


Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient.
  • Be enrolled full time in a graduate program at any institution in CA or New England for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Master’s degree candidates must have completed at least one semester or quarter of course work to apply, and be seeking the Master’s as their terminal degree. Master’s degree students planning to pursue a Ph.D. are advised to wait until they are in their Ph.D. program to apply.  
  • Applicants at the Ph.D. level must plan to have completed at least three years of doctoral work or plan to have passed their qualifying exams by July 1, 2020. 

Learn more about the fellowship here.