Applications Invited for The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (Beahrs ELP)

ORG- University of California, Berkeley
Closing Date- 27th January, 2019

About the Organization
University of California, Berkeley is a public research university in Berkeley, California. They were founded in 1868 and serves as the flagship campus of the ten campuses of the University of California. Berkeley has since grown to instruct over 40,000 students in approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs covering numerous disciplines.

About the Fellowship
The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (Beahrs ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley is a rigorous, unique learning experience that transforms mid-career environmental professionals into exceptional leaders.

This three-week intensive interdisciplinary training includes workshops taught by award-winning Berkeley faculty members from the College of Natural Resources, Haas School of Business, and School of Environmental Design, as well as the departments of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and Agricultural and Resource Economics. In addition, the instructor team includes prominent experts in the areas of green finance, systems leadership, communications, project management, conflict resolution, and consensus building.


  1. Proficiency in English to allow full participation in course discussions;
  2. A resume that demonstrates strong professional experience and leadership potential;
  3. Affiliation with an institution concerned with environmental management/sustainable development


  1. Please read all of the following information carefully, taking note of all deadlines, terms, and information that you must provide in order to make the application process as quick and easy as possible.
  2. Fill out the following application to the best of your ability, making sure you provide thorough and correct information.
  3. When complete, please email the application along with a resume/CV and two signed letters of recommendation to  by January 27th, 2020 at the latest in order for you to qualify for scholarship.
  4. Please note that the application review will take a few weeks, as we review each application very carefully, so please be patient with the application processing period.
  5. For international applicants, please note that the actual Visa application times may be much longer than reflected on the U.S. Department of State website, and as such we strongly encourage all international applicants to start the Visa process as early as 6 months in advance.

They strongly encourage participants to submit their applications by the first or second review deadlines, as we cannot guarantee that there will be any remaining funds for those who apply after December 27, 2019.

The 2020 Beahrs ELP application has three scholarship review periods:

  1. The deadline for the first round of scholarship review is November 27, 2019.
  2. The deadline for the second round of scholarship review is December 27, 2019.
  3. The deadline for the final round of scholarship review is January 27, 2020.
Materials submitted after January 27, 2020 will be reviewed but will NOT be considered for scholarship.

Financial Information
  1. The course fee is US$8,000. This fee covers the costs of instruction, housing, most meals, course materials, field trips, and certificate. In addition, participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from UC Berkeley from their home country, and for covering approximately US$400 in additional meals and incidentals
  2. Participants are also responsible for procuring short term medical insurance to cover the duration of the program. If you have questions or need assistance, please inquire. Each accepted applicant is responsible for seeking his/her own funding from government, employers, sponsors or other funding institutions to cover the course fees, visa, all travel expenses, and incidentals.
  3. Please see our Cost page for more information at

You may apply for a partial scholarship through the same application as you would for the course. The Beahrs ELP is only able to offer partial scholarships that cover only a portion of the total cost of the program. Generally, our partial scholarships range between $1000 and $3000, and are offered based on a combination of merit and need, and availability of funds. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a scholarship to all participants or any specific amount. However, we do work very hard with each accepted applicant to find the necessary funds.

Letter of Reference

  1. Provide the name, address, and phone number of a senior member of your organization from whom you are requesting a letter of reference. Letters should evaluate your professional work and highlight potential benefits from your participation in the course. They require 2 letters of reference to review your application.
  2. You are responsible for contacting your references and ensuring that they have submitted the signed letter via email to you or to the program at
  3. A copy of the 2 signed letters must be sent by email to by the time you submit your application.

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