With a diversity of backgrounds and coming from around the world, Drawdown Fellows are at the forefront of solutions to global warming.
"By compiling the manual to reverse global warming, Project Drawdown is announcing that we are no longer forced to choose between denial and pending doom." - Amanda Hong, 2015 Research Fellow
The Drawdown Research Fellowship fosters the development of a new cohort of climate leadership working on pragmatic solutions to reverse global warming.
We offer a small number of fellowships to exceptional Master’s and PhD students, faculty and scholars, as well as seasoned professionals from around the world. Fellows work with Project Drawdown’s senior research team to collect and analyze the best available research and data on carefully vetted technological, social, and ecological solutions, and to develop realistic models, technical reports, and policy memos projecting the financial and climate impacts of existing solutions deployed at scale over the next thirty years.
Drawdown Fellows are provided with speaking and professional development training during the fellowship period and continue to offer resources, connections, and opportunities for Fellows to become spokespeople and change agents in the drawdown solutions movement.
During the course of their fellowship, they will work directly on the following research programs:
Fellows working on Global Systems research will contribute to defining and describing the potential of existing social, ecological, and technical solutions that reduce and sequester atmospheric greenhouse gases and evaluate their financial impact and potential to achieve drawdown by 2050 at global scale.
Those working on "place-based" assessments will undertake research related directly to the goals of economic and ecological regeneration at regional, country, and local scales, and make this research easily accessible to diverse audiences.
The 2018 Fellowship program will begin with an orientation period from September 1 – 30, and the Fellowship period will run from October 1 - March 31, 2018. This is a full-time position for six months. Part-time positions may be available in special circumstances.
Research fellows will receive a stipend to be determined based on time commitment. In addition, fellows will benefit from professional development opportunities, networking with our broad coalition of climate leaders, and attribution in materials produced from their research. No travel is required for the fellowship and travel costs will not be compensated.
Location: Work may be conducted remotely worldwide or on-site at the Project Drawdown offices in Sausalito, California, USA. If working remotely outside the United States, permission to work in the United States is not required.
How Do I Apply?
Please complete our online application form. All candidates should be sure to upload their most recent resume or CV, two references, and two recent writing samples (see below for details). We will also consider letters of support from supervisors or institutions, if applicable.
All applicants should submit two writing samples, including:
Priority deadline for all applications: 6/15/2018
Final deadline for applications: 7/15/2018
For more information contact us at email@example.com.
We would like to stay in touch with you. Please sign up for updates to discover ways you can participate in the work of Drawdown.