How to Apply

How Do I Apply?

First, be sure to review the different programs to determine the best fit for you:

Junior Fellowship

The Junior Fellowship is an intensive program combining research assignments with practical tasks to develop current or recent graduate and doctoral students’ skills and experience.

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Research Fellowship

The Research Fellowship is a flexible program focused on research and analysis, designed for postgraduates with significant professional experience and other work commitments.

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Once you have determined which program works  best with your experience and schedule, please complete our online application form by clicking the link below. All candidates should be sure to upload their most recent resume or CV, a list of three references, and two recent writing samples (see below for details). We will also consider letters of support from supervisors or institutions, if applicable.

Writing Samples

All applicants should submit two writing samples, including:

  1. A 500-1000 word an argumentative essay or op-ed on a subject of your choice that demonstrates an ability to make a focused argument in a clear, convincing, and accessible way. This writing sample is evaluated for evidence of critical thinking and general writing skills.
  2. A research paper of up to 10 pages. This does not need to have been published, but should demonstrate an ability to research and analyze a subject in more depth. It is recommended that the topic of the research paper be relevant to the Project Drawdown’s mission. Papers utilizing quantitative and qualitative analysis of climate solutions are particularly encouraged.


Priority deadline for all applications: 7/15/2015

Final deadline for junior fellowship applications: 8/1/2015

Final deadline for research fellowship applications: 9/1/2015