Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

Bullitt Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $100,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 1, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Canada, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon Expand all

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The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field.

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is offered in memory of longtime Foundation Chair, Priscilla Bullitt Collins. In her honor, an outstanding, environmentally knowledgeable graduate student from a community under-represented in the environmental movement, who has demonstrated exceptional capacity for leadership as well as scholarship, will receive the fellowship award. The Foundation encourages applications from a broad diversity of students, with a particular emphasis on students of color and others who have overcome discrimination or other significant hardships.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The fellowship is offered to graduate students attending universities physically located in

    • Washington,
    • Oregon,
    • Idaho,
    • western Montana,
    • southern Alaska, and
    • British Columbia.

    • Anyone, including citizens from outside of the United States and Canada, may be considered for the award – so long as they are a graduate-level student enrolled in good standing at a school physically located within the Foundation’s funding area.
      • While your research may be conducted anywhere, the geographic restriction is firm. Your program must be based within Cascadia.
    • Applicants must be: 
      • Currently enrolled in a graduate candidate program, not restricted to environmental studies.
      • Prepared to demonstrate a strong desire and capacity for leadership.
      • Seeking leadership opportunities to make substantial contributions to the environmental field.
      • From a community under-represented in the environmental movement
        • We leave it up to nominators and applicants to decide for themselves what “under represented” means to them, trusting that faculty will use their best discretion in nominating candidates.
    • Fellowship funds may be expended in post-doctoral or research activities.
    • You may use the fellowship for any expense related to accomplishing your research goals – living expense, tuition, books, equipment, hiring assistants, lab fees, etc.


    • 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.


    • Only students who are currently enrolled in a graduate studies program are eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Students who have been accepted to a program, but have not yet started must wait until the following year to apply.