Breakthrough Fellowships support today’s most promising and innovative environmental thinkers. From recent college graduates to established thought leaders, our fellows form an integral part of the Breakthrough network and contribute to our groundbreaking scholarship.
foster the development of a new generation of thinkers and writers capable of finding pragmatic new solutions to today’s greatest challenges in the areas of energy, conservation, innovation, cities, and human development.
offer more advanced scholars the opportunity to pursue non-resident research collaborations that seek to change the way society approaches major environmental and development challenges.
May be the single most positive influence on my young adult life.
The Breakthrough Generation Fellowship challenged me to become more critical of my own beliefs and those of my peers, making me a stronger person and thinker going forward. The fellows in my year, both through their intellectual chops and their compassion, all gave me hope for the future of environmentalism, and I'm grateful that we were able to work together this early in our careers.
The Breakthrough Institute is an environmental research center based in Oakland, California. Our research focuses on identifying and promoting technological solutions to environmental and human development challenges in three areas: energy, conservation, and food and farming.learn more