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William H. Greenberg Fellowship

grnbrg fell abdul2The William H. Greenberg Fellowship was established by Mrs. Phyllis Greenberg to honor her husband who was a graduate of Rutgers University, Class of 1944. Greenberg fellows are Rutgers University graduate students who have completed their qualifying exams and whose Ph.D. research fits within the scope of the Rutgers Climate Institute. Thus, Greenberg Fellows receive substantial support as their academic endeavors are related to studying the causes of climate change, understanding its effects on our society and environment, and informing society about those impacts. Preference is given to students concentrating in science as opposed to policy. Once awarded, the Greenberg Fellowship is renewed annually as long as the recipient is making satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. degree. Thus the fellowship typically becomes available when the current recipient has completed her or his dissertation requirements.

Pictured here are Greenberg Fellow, Nicole Abdul and Mrs. Phyllis Greenberg during a February 2013 visit.

Rutgers Climate Institute Student Support Fund

The Rutgers Climate Institute Student Support Fund provides support for Rutgers student travel and related expenses for the purposes of climate change education and research.  The family of William H. Greenberg (Rutgers University Class of 1944) has graciously seeded the development of this fund.

The RCI Student Support Fund has been established to further students' education and scholarship, enable them to develop, conduct and collaborate with other academics, and improve their ability to translate their research to a range of constituencies (e.g., general public, other students, educators, policymakers, governmental and non-governmental organizations) all key to their training as the next generation of climate scientists and educators.  In addition, the Student Support Fund facilitates students' ability to showcase their research, network and establish connections that will contribute to their success once they have completed their education at Rutgers University.

Information for Prospective Applicants
As the fund grows, RCI intends to expand its reach to undergraduate and master's degree students; however, initial eligibility is limited to Rutgers Ph.D. students whose major area of research is on climate change in the natural, social, health or policy sciences. The fund provides support to enable  Rutgers Ph.D. students  to participate in conferences, workshops, symposia, professional meetings, field activities, and visits to federal or state agencies or universities for educational or research purposes.  Eligible expenses include attendance fees, lodging, meals, and transportation.  The maximum award for any one student  will be $500 unless special circumstances can be identified by the student's faculty mentor.  

Application Deadlines
For travel and related expenses that will occur between January 1 and June 30, applications are due by 11:59 pm November 1.

For travel and related expenses that will occur between July 1 and December 31, applications are due by 11:59 pm May 1.

To Apply
To be considered for funding through the RCI Student Support Fund, a complete application package must include the elements as set forth below by the appropriate application deadline. 

1. The applicant shall submit the information in a through f below as one single pdf document via email to Marjorie Kaplan, Associate Director, Rutgers Climate Institute (email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

a. Applicants name, email and telephone, major area of study, program year, anticipated date of graduation, advisor and GPA.

b. Funding amount requested and total estimated travel expense.

c. Up to three paragraphs describing specifically what the student is requesting support for and how such an award is in keeping with the purpose of the RCI student support fund.

d. Identification of any prior RCI travel funding support.

e. Acknowledgement that if awarded, upon completion of the student's travel, the student will submit a brief report to RCI on activities during the trip and the benefits of the trip to the student's scholarship. Photographs or images of activities documenting the student's experiences should be included.

f. A curriculum vitae is optional but encouraged.

2. The applicant's faculty mentor shall submit a brief statement of support for the student's travel via email directly to Marjorie Kaplan, Associate Director, Rutgers Climate Institute (email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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