Submit your application for the 2022 Breakthrough Generation Fellowship Program!
Breakthrough Generation is the Breakthrough Institute’s young leaders initiative, through which it trains as well as collaborates with the next generation of ecomodernist thinkers, writers, and scholars.
Every summer from June to August, Breakthrough Institute offer a small number of paid ($600 per week), highly competitive, ten-week fellowships to young professionals from around the world. The program is for graduating college seniors, young professionals, and students in the early stages of their post-graduate education.
Furthermore, Alumni of the Breakthrough Generation program have gone on to work in academia, journalism, philanthropy, government, as well as low-carbon innovation and finance.
The first two weeks of the summer are dedicated to Breakthrough Bootcamp involving intensive reading, writing, and an expert lecture series. This is designed to provide a grounding in the broad-spectrum thinking that informs Breakthrough’s policy agenda. Topics include modernization theory, social psychology, aspirational politics and philosophy, economics and innovation policy as well as technology policy.
For the remainder of the fellowship, fellows work in small teams divided between the program areas: Climate & Energy, Food & Farming, or Cities. Furthermore, fellows produce policy white papers, reports, and memos under the supervision of experts.
In addition to research and analysis, fellows attend the Breakthrough Dialogue. It is an opportunity to interact with the leading thinkers, writers, and scholars in the study of society and the environment. There will be additional talks, debates, as well as working groups within Breakthrough’s different program areas.
You can apply through the online application form. You will need to provide your basic information, a cover letter, resume or CV, references, and three writing samples. All uploaded documents must be in PDF format. Incomplete applications will not be in consideration.
After you apply, you will hear back within two to four weeks after the application deadline.
|Type of Opportunity||Scholarships and Fellowships|
|Open to||all nationalities|