Due Date for cohort starting Fall 2019: To be considered for additional tuition/fees and stipend funding, application materials are due February 11, 2019, 5:00 p.m. PST.
InFEWS is available to Master’s and PhD students, with an option to do a Designated Emphasis in Development Engineering (for PhD students).
The Innovation at the nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (InFEWS) Fellows Program is open to all UC Berkeley graduate students in good standing in any field, including, but not limited to engineering, physical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, business, education, I-School, or public health. Interested students are encouraged to apply early in their degree to most benefit from being a part of the InFEWS Fellows community. All Fellows will be eligible for special events, workshops, professional development, internship travel funds, and other InFEWS program elements.
PhD students who are also interested in the Development Engineering (DevEng) Designated Emphasis (DE), please see Development Engineering for more detail on how to apply (similar process to InFEWS). InFEWS is a part of the larger Development Engineering program, but it is not a requirement that InFEWS Fellows also enroll in the DevEng DE.
Select Fellows who apply by the February 2019 deadline are eligible to get a year of funding, including tuition, fees, and $34,000 stipend. Strong priority is given in allocating funds to students who enroll in the DE, as this demonstrates the strongest commitment to devoting the student’s graduate work to InFEWS areas.
Students admitted after the Feb 2019 deadline will be given priority to apply for fellowship funding in 2020.
Before applying, interested students are required to arrange a consultation meeting with one of the InFEWS Faculty Academic Advisors (core InFEWS faculty, see faculty list here).
If you are interested in the Development Engineering DE, it is recommended that students also speak with the Development Engineering Graduate Student Affairs Officer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Shelley Okimoto).
Please send an electronic version of your application packet, as a single PDF attachment, with all required materials to these individuals: The InFEWS Faculty Advisor who advised you prior to this application, the Development Engineering Chair (Alice Agogino, firstname.lastname@example.org), and the InFEWS Program Coordinator (Yael Perez, email@example.com), with the subject line: “Application to be an InFEWS Fellow.”
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DGE-1633740. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.