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 March 15th. Notification of award will be by April 7th.

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 March 15th:

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.

A Message from Berkeley's Vice Chancellor for Research: I have directed the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) and the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) to consolidate their operations. This will increase efficiency and may open some new opportunities. The BECI staff and externally funded research projects will move to CIEE. CIEE has had a long and distinguished history of research leadership and coordination, both on the campus and throughout the University of California. Founded by Art Rosenfeld in 1989, the California Institute for Energy and Environment has received 470 research awards and managed nearly 1,000 subawards at more than 160 universities, national labs, and research centers over its near-30 years of operation. CIEE has an incredibly capable team of researchers and administrators, and have my confidence and my full support in continuing their important work. – Randy Howard Katz, Vice Chancellor for Research

"Turning Paris into reality at the University of California" in the March 2018 issue of Nature Climate Change features findings of the TomKat UC Carbon Neutrality Project. "University of California Strategies for Decarbonization: Replacing Natural Gas" is the full report of the Project's Natural Gas Working Group including CIEE's Karl Brown.

logo_beccThe 13th annual Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change (BECC) conference comes to Sacramento DC, November 17 - 20, 2019. Co-sponsored by CIEE, ACEEE, and Stanford’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, this gathering of researchers and decision-makers covers the breadth and impact of behavioral research on energy efficiency and climate change.