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Breakthrough Research Fellowships

Breakthrough Research Fellowships offers opportunities to the brightest and most talented thinkers to address unanswered questions related to energy, conservation, agriculture, growth, and innovation, and to change the way society approaches major environmental and development challenges.

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Scholars with experience ranging from a Master’s degree to a postdoctoral appointment to a senior professorship may apply. These paid fellowships, completed in collaboration with research staff, advance Breakthrough’s research and reach, fostering partnerships with experts around the world at the cutting-edge of scholarship in these spaces.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Energy
  • Conservation
  • Agriculture
  • Growth, and innovation and to change the way society approaches major environmental and development challenges

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

2-6 Months.

Note: Research Fellows are also invited to attend the Breakthrough Dialogue which takes place every June in Sausalito, California.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants interested in the Research Fellowship should possess a Master’s degree at minimum and have a well-scoped research proposal.
  • Excellent proposals will define goals, methods, and align with Breakthrough’s interest areas and our mission statement
  • If you think your research can contribute to or deepen an ecomodern understanding of society and the environment, then this is an opportunity for you.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • The Research Fellowship runs for 8 weeks and pays in installments, totaling $5,000 over the course of the Fellowship.

How to Apply

First Step: Fill in your the application from here.

Second Step: Submit the required documents. 

CV/Resume: Please limit your resume or CV to two pages maximum.

Research Proposal: Research proposals will make up the core of the Research Fellowship application. Research proposals should include:

  • A brief summary and literature review of the topic at hand;
  • The goals of the project (what unanswered questions are you addressing?);
  • Type of analysis and methods;
  • Expected results;
  • Indication of your own experience with the subject matter and/or methods;
  • Intended product (peer-reviewed paper or white paper).
  • Research proposals can be up to 1500 words.

Writing Samples (1-3): At least one and no more than three writing samples are required for the application. Excellent writing samples will demonstrate familiarity with the subject matter and methods of the research being proposed.

Letters of Recommendation: At least one letter of recommendation is required, preferably from a supervisor who has worked with you on similar or related research in the past. Recommendations will only be accepted if the author of the letter, not the applicant, sends the letter directly to Breakthrough. Letters should be be sent to

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This Scholarship Published by:
Esraa Allam/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Ahmed Elgarf/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team