Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

Bullitt Foundation

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Anticipated deadline: Apr 1, 2021 11:59pm PDT

Grant amount: US $100,000

Fields of work: Sustainability Energy Environmental Conservation Ecology Environment Environmental Engineering

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Canada, Oregon, Washington

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Environmental Fellowship

A program to identify and support environmentally focused leaders in the Pacific Northwest

The Bullitt Foundation has a strong interest in helping to create a more diverse set of leaders in the environmental field. This prize is intended for exceptional individuals from underrepresented communities who possess a capacity for leadership and who show exceptional scholarship. The fellowship is based on a belief that American leadership on global and local environmental issues depends on a diversity of leaders. In establishing the Environmental Fellowship, we are providing more opportunity and support for such leadership to emerge.

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is an award that provides a currently enrolled graduate student with a $100,000 prize over a two-year span of time to advance a project, engage in creative thinking, or spur action to address a specific environmental issue that furthers the Bullitt Foundation’s mission, outreach and impact.

The Foundation is seeking an award winner who can do the following:

  • Work to advance a specific objective related to an issue aligned with the Bullitt Foundation’s mission, goals and program areas.
  • Present a solid track record or plan for success in their endeavor.
  • Provide progress reports (both written and presented) to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees during the award time period.
  • When applicable, be open to collaboration or opportunities to attend relevant meetings, conferences, or other work in which Foundation staff is engaged.
  • Receive the award and be honored at an annual dinner hosted by the Foundation, and be available for media requests and award promotion.

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  • To be eligible, Fellowship winners must have the following qualities:

    • Be nominated by a faculty member who has knowledge of the applicant’s studies and field work. We strongly encourage the nomination of persons of color.
    • Currently enrolled in a graduate program in British Columbia, Washington State or Oregon. 
    • Have faced adversity, overcome a significant hardship, or dealt with a major disadvantage in life.
    • Work on, study, or be actively engaged in issues related to the Foundation’s goals in the Emerald Corridor.
    • Demonstrate a strong desire and capacity for leadership.
    • Be early in their career.


  • We hope that faculty making recommendations will encourage applicants who are exceptional not only for their academic achievements, but also for their perseverance and leadership in spite of challenges and adversity.


  • Students who have been accepted but who have not yet begun classes are not eligible.