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Announcing 2013 Switzer Fellowships

Chris Merkord

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Greetings from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation:


We are pleased to announce that the application period for the 2013 Switzer Environmental Fellowships is now open! Switzer Fellowships are given to top graduate students in New England and California who are committed to a career in environmental improvement, and who demonstrate the potential for leadership in their chosen field.


The Fellowship provides a one-year $15,000 cash award, as well as access to other Switzer grant programs and career support, and membership in the Switzer Fellowship Network, a vibrant community of over 500 Switzer Fellows and environmental leaders. (We invite you to check out Switzer Network News to see live podcast interviews with some of our Fellows working on a diverse set of issues.) The Switzer Fellowship is not intended to be a research fellowship. We fund individuals doing a wide variety of environmental work (e.g., science, law, policy, engineering). Leadership potential is a more significant factor in our evaluation than the specifics of a particular graduate research project, although we are interested in novel and applied approaches to contemporary issues. Please see the Call for Applications which describes the Fellowship program and its requirements. Please pass this on to eligible candidates and colleagues, and post to your financial aid or graduate student office bulletin boards!


This year's application deadline is January 10, 2013.


If you have any questions about the Fellowship Program guidelines or the online application process, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Switzer Foundation staff. Thank you, and we look forward to receiving your students' applications!


Lissa Widoff, Executive Director - lissa@switzernetwork.org

Erin Lloyd, Program Officer - erin@switzernetwork.org

Don Brackett, Administrative Officer - don@switzernetwork.org


Office: (207) 338-5654 (office hours 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Eastern time, Mon-Thurs, other hours available by appointment)


The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation is a results-driven family foundation that invests in individuals and organizations that drive positive environmental change. Founded in 1986, the Foundation is a grant making organization that mobilizes leaders from diverse disciplines who focus on integrated solutions to environmental issues. Through the Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program and related grants, the Foundation supports a Network of over 500 Switzer Fellows who are leaders in the nonprofit, public policy, business, academic and government sectors working to solve today's environmental challenges. For more information see www.switzernetwork.org

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