Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI)
Philomathia Fellowship Program at UC Berkeley
About the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute
Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) is a coordinating hub for energy and climate research at UC Berkeley. BECI fosters collaboration between UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and other external partners. The Institute promotes interdisciplinary research by integrating science, technology, business and policy. BECI is dedicated to advancing research, innovation, and new educational programs to cultivate the next generation of energy innovators.
About the Philomathia Foundation
The Philomathia Foundation was founded by the Chung Brothers in 2004. It is a private charitable organization that is registered in both Canada and Hong Kong, The Foundation provides seed funding, scholarships, and fellowships to students and faculty at leading research universities around the world.
Learn more about the Philomathia Foundation
About the Philomathia Fellowship Program at UC Berkeley
As an organizational hub for local energy and climate research centers, BECI accelerates the research process by fostering collaboration between the brightest minds from institutions, academia, and the external community.
The BECI Philomathia Fellowship was established in 2013 with generous support from the Philomathia Foundation. The BECI Philomathia Fellowship program is designed to attract and support a Fellow with a special interest in cutting-edge research on energy systems and/or climate change, to build BECI’s research capacity, and to foster a robust community of faculty, students and staff engaged in education and interdisciplinary research activities. We welcome a broad range of proposed research agendas, with the primary criteria for selection being (1) the quality of individual’s track record and future projects, along with (2) the expected impact of the Fellow’s work and (3) the prospects for developing new interdisciplinary collaborations during the Fellowship period. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work will lead to both academic publications and substantive engagement with external business, media, and/or policy communities.
In addition to conducting cutting-edge research in energy and/or climate change, the Philomathia Fellow is expected to participate in
- Monthly faculty steering committee meetings;
- Quarterly external advisory board meetings;
- Our annual Philomathia Forum;
- Opportunities that arise to build relationships with new partners on campus, at LBNL, and outside the academic environment.
The Fellowship is a two year appointment that includes a competitive salary, benefits and a $25,000 research fund. Successful candidates for this Fellowship will have a Ph.D in a discipline related to energy and climate. Examples include, but are not limited to architecture, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, law, public policy, social science, urban planning, as well as interdisciplinary environmental programs.
Applications are accepted from individuals who will have been awarded a doctoral degree within the last three years.
Applicants cannot hold a paid or unpaid position on the Berkeley campus at the time of application or throughout the competition and award cycle.
Applications must include:
1) A cover letter
2) A resume or CV that includes the following information: Full Name, Date of Birth, Citizenship, Education and Degrees (including expected date of award of doctoral degree if not yet completed
3) A full list of publications
4) A sample of recent research work, in the form of a reprint of a peer-reviewed journal article or a preprint of a manuscript under review at a peer-review journal
5) A statement outlining a research project to be undertaken during the fellowship (1200 words or less)
6) A list of four references with full contact information, including e-mail address and telephone number
All of the documents in items 1 through 6 only should be combined into a single PDF file with the cover letter at the front, and with the following pattern for the file name: ApplicantLastName-ApplicantFirstName-BECI-fellowship2015.pdf.
Applications must be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: 2017 Deadline To Be Announced