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Thursday, February 21, 2008

$5,000 Breakthrough Generation Fellowships

Breakthrough Generation — the new youth initiative of Ted Nordhaus & Michael Shellenberger’s think tank, The Breakthrough Institute — is now recruiting for a Fellowship Program that will select up to ten of the country’s top young organizers and thinkers to develop a vision and strategy for a new youth progressive movement. We are seeking highly motivated, capable, and innovative young leaders who are willing to challenge accepted political norms and possess an ability to think and work in new ways. Breakthrough Generation Fellowships will include:

  • $5,000 grant: to support Fellows in the pursuit of independent projects that both achieve on-the-ground local green solutions and advance the larger movement for a major national investment in clean energy;
  • Spring summit: April 18-20;
  • Summer conference: June 15-22 at the Breakthrough Institute;
  • Fall summit: date and location to be determined;
  • Readings and discussion program: to be conducted throughout the year with the Fellows, Breakthrough Institute Founders, and other advisors and experts;
Applications should be submitted by email to by 5:00 P.M. (PST) on March 21, 2008. Applicants should use the editable document version of the application available on the website,

Download Application Here (180 Kb)

Entrants will receive an email confirmation after submission. Finalists will be determined by March 24th and may be asked to take part in a phone interview the following week before Fellows are announced on March 28th. For those who are interested in becoming involved with Breakthrough Generation but cannot commit to a full Fellowship, we will select a limited number of individuals to participate in the April summit along with our Fellows and Advisors. Please direct all questions to or visit the Breakthrough Generation webpage at

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