RELP Application 2018
RELP Application 2018
BE PART OF THE RISING ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS PROGRAM: COHORT 2018
INFO SESSION: Tuesday, October 3rd 10-11am, Y2E2 300
DEADLINE: November 1
Program Description: The Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP), equips early career scholars with the knowledge and networks to connect research to action. This interdisciplinary and highly competitive professional development program is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who have the potential to become environmental leaders in their respective fields. RELP fellows demonstrate strong leadership skills, exceptional research capabilities and a keen interest in linking their findings to policy and decision-making. The RELP program provides professional development and networking opportunities including: career-related workshops, seminars, meetings with cross-sector leaders, and an intensive, Washington, DC, Boot Camp. The year-round leadership and communication development programs complement and enhance the Boot Camp experience.
The RELP DC Boot Camp (March 25 – 30, 2018) provides firsthand knowledge about federal policy development, the role of science in policy-making, and the networks of organizations and individuals that influence the process. Participants meet with and hear perspectives from a range of stakeholders involved in environmental policy-making from government agencies and Congress as well as from the non-profit, think tank, and academic sectors. RELP Boot Camp provides participants with the opportunity to engage with policy and environmental experts and gain valuable insights into how government in Washington really functions.
- Complement students’ formal education with hands-on, experiential learning;
- Introduce opportunities for maximizing research impact;
- Build a network of peers and partners; and
- Provide exposure to career tracks outside academia.
- Selected RELP fellows are expected to participate in a week-long intensive program over Spring Break in Washington, DC, (March 25 – 30, 2018) and three mandatory preparatory workshops (tentatively scheduled for 1/24/18; 2/21/18; and 3/14/18).
- RELP fellows are responsible for covering their travel to/from Washington, DC. The Woods Institute covers all other expenses.
Who Should Apply:
- Graduate students and postdocs. Selected fellows must remain on active/enrolled status at Stanford for the entire 2017-18 academic year.