RSI-WAVE fellows will work in the research groups of world leading scientists and engineers to tackle some of the most pressing issues in sustainability. RSI research focuses on science and technology to address climate change and the stewardship of natural resources.
The Fellowships provide a 10-week immersive research experience, for non-Caltech undergraduates planning to pursue PhD work in sustainability-focused science and engineering. The RSI-WAVE fellows are a part of the Caltech WAVE Fellows Program, and the fellowships are intended for underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally or financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities.
RSI's core initiative research areas focus on science and engineering to develop renewable energy and reduce CO2 emissions, to manage and increase fresh water supplies, to mitigate and adapt to climate change and to understand and sustain the biosphere. We encourage applicants to explore our research initiatives and the work of the faculty listed on our support page to help identify potential WAVE advisors. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the science or technical components of the program.
The 2021 application period is open and closes January 9, 2021. Sign up to attend the Nov. 19th sustainability-focused virtual information session put on by the Student-Faculty Programs Office, covering eligibility, the application process, timeline, award details, and summer schedule. Learn more about the program and apply for a WAVE fellowship on the Student-Faculty Programs' website.
Graduate Research Fellowships
The Resnick Sustainability Institute has provided annual fellowships for incoming first-year graduate students and bi-annual research fellowships to outstanding Caltech graduate student researchers. We invite you to explore research highlights and publications by RSI Fellows in our online library to learn more about our research.
We are not currently accepting applications. Please use this link to sign up to receive program updates, inclusive of when another call for applications may open.
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sustainability Science
The Resnick Sustainability Institute has provided postdoctoral fellowships to outstanding young researchers. We invite you to explore research highlights and publications by RSI fellows in our online library to learn more about our research.
We are not currently accepting nominations. Please use this link to sign up to receive program updates, inclusive of when another call for nominations may open.