How to apply

The Art Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency aims to promote innovative research in technologies and policies that will enable a more resource efficient society. To this end, the Rosenfeld Fund provides funding to a graduate student committed to research on energy efficiency. This includes technical, social science and policy research that can lead to reductions in the use of energy.

The successful applicant will be selected for their academic merit, passion, and commitment to pursuing both educational and career paths with a focus on energy efficiency. Heavy weight will be given to the potential of the plan of action (see below) to make a contribution in this area.

A $5000 award will be awarded to one graduate student in a Ph.D., Masters, J.D. or professional program.

Application Materials

To apply to this fellowship, submit the following materials to

1) Your resume or CV of up to two pages;

2) Personal Statement (Up to 1000 words) describing your background and how you selected a career related to the field of sustainability;

3) Plan of Action (Up to 1000 words) describing your academic plans and how the Rosenfeld Award will support, broaden and/or accelerate them. The selection committee is especially interested in the potential for specific activities in your plan to make a useful contribution to energy efficiency technologies, strategies (including strategies that address behavior), and policies.

The Rosenfeld Fund is a endowment managed by the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) and the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly (GA) to support Graduate and Professional Students who pursue career paths and educational opportunities in local and global sustainability.

Deadline: To be determined

Questions may be sent to