Due Date for cohort starting Fall 2021: To be considered for additional tuition/fees and stipend funding, application materials are due February 24, 2021, 5:00 p.m. PST.
InFEWS fellowship 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 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 deadline will be given priority to apply for fellowship funding the following year.
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).