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 to make a contribution in this area. A $7,500 award will be awarded to one graduate student in a Ph.D., Masters, J.D. or professional program. Applications are due by April 30th. Notification of award will be by May 15th.

To apply to this fellowship, submit the following materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 30th:

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

2) Personal Statement (750-1000 words) describing your background and how you selected a career related to the field of energy efficiency;

3) Plan of Action (750-1000 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 an endowment managed by the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) 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.