The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge is pleased to announce a second request for applications for Policy Fellowships. These Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Policy Fellowships are made possible by the generous support of Norman J. Powell and aim to help further the goals of achieving 100-percent renewable energy, 100-percent locally sourced water, and enhanced ecosystem and human health by 2050 in Los Angeles County, as described in detail in the Sustainable LA Five-Year Work Plan. The request for applications is open to all enrolled graduate students at UCLA who meet the criteria described in the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Policy Fellowship Program request for applications. The deadline for applications is November 28, 2016.
This year, we will award between three and four fellowships to graduate students dedicated to addressing the policy-related research recommendations identified in the Work Plan. Fellowship recipients will submit a final work product detailing the outcomes of the proposed project, and how the work and findings will advance the goals of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge through clear solution-oriented pathways that can be applied in L.A. County.
Earlier this year, the first ever Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Policy Fellowships were awarded to five students. They presented their research—ranging from developing a water balance model to studying displacement from transit-oriented development—at the 2016 Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Fellows Symposium on July 22. The fellows’ full presentations may be accessed online.