Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Water, and Energy (InFEWS) Fellowship

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (InFEWS) supports a new generation of students working at the critical juncture of food, energy, and water. These students will master the interdisciplinary skills needed to create actionable and impactful research that is transferable from the lab to the field at scale and to ultimately make real lives better.
For more information, visit the InFEWS page.

External Fellowships

Granting Organization Eligibility Deadline & Amount
P.E.O. Scholar Award PhD, US/Canada citizens Nominations between August and November
Facebook Fellowship PhD students in any year of their study September
$42,000 annual stipend to cover living and conference travel costs
The National GEM Consortium PhD Engineering Fellowship PhD; Under-represented minority; US Citizen/Permanent resident; apply to 3 GEM member universities November
Amount depends on the institution
The National GEM Consortium PhD Science Fellowship PhD; Under-represented minority; US Citizen/Permanent resident; apply to 3 GEM member universities November
$16,000 first year; GEM member university provides for future years; 1 paid summer internship; full tuition
American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowship PhD (completed or dissertation), women, US citizen or premanent resident November
$6,000 to $30,000
American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship Master/PhD, Women, Non-US citizens November
$18,000 to $30,000
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Non US/Canada, An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. December- eligibility form due April – complete application Maximum scholarship amount for one year (12 months) of study is $12,500, based upon need.
California Institute for Energy and Environment Art Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency Focused on energy efficiency/sustainability; Masters/PhD March
GMiS Scholarship Program National – Any graduating high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student, from a traditionally underserved or underrepresented group in science, technology, engineering, math or health April
Department of Energy Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program PhD, priority STEM fields listed, US citizen or permanent resident May
Up to $3,000 living stipend
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions, US citizen or permanent resident, STEM Discpline Annual $34,000; $12,000 cost of education stipend
The Hertz Foundation Fellowship PhD in physical/biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering; US citizen or permanent resident $34,000 per 9-months; Full tuition equivalent
Berkeley Graduate Division Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship Master’s/PhD; Financial need; US citizen or permanent resident Up to $18,000 annual living stipend; tuition and fees
P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund (ELF) All degrees, PhD, US/Canada citizens Within 6 to 24 months before graduation or program completion $15,000 (Master’s) $20,000 (PhD)
The Payne Fellowship Program – USAID Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2022 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2022, or they can be college graduates. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. The award includes up to $22,000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree at a U.S. institution; a $16,000 stipend for each academic year for room, board, books and other education-related expenses; and up to $10,000 per year in stipend, housing, transportation, and related expenses for summer placements (see below)
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Host and Fellow Responsibilities

Host Organizations

  • Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
  • Submit fellowship description and tasks
  • Engage in the matching process
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Communicate with Berkeley program director and give feedback on the program.

Berkeley Program Director​

  • Communicate with host organizations, students, and other university departments to ensure smooth program operations

Student Fellows

  • Complete application and cohort activities
  • Communicate with staff and host organizations
  • Successfully complete assignments from host organization during summer practicum
  • Summarize and report summer experience activities post-fellowship