Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowship

The Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation affirms that climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. To assist the Columbia Climate School in achieving its mission of educating future leaders committed to supporting the public good by addressing this issue, the Foundation established the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowship in 2021 to fund graduate students in the MA in Climate and Society at the Columbia Climate School.

Two Diamonstein-Spielvogel fellowships were established: one in honor of Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger, and one in honor of Columbia Climate School Founding Dean Alex N. Halliday. Both Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowships provide the full cost of attendance at the Climate School, including tuition, fees, and living expenses.

The two Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowships are open to incoming students in the MA in Climate and Society program. Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellows are expected to demonstrate their commitment to the Climate School's mission, their past and current experience in this field and related fields, and to articulate how they will apply their knowledge and skills during the academic program, and beyond.

Competitive candidates will have a strong academic track record, experience living and/or working in diverse environments, and/or demonstrated experience in or commitment to working with historically underserved populations. Additional consideration will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need, and applicants who are U.S. residents.

The Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowships will be awarded through a competitive application process. For applicants who are semi-finalists, the process will include an interview.

To apply, please complete the admission application, by the January 15, 2023 priority deadline. Candidates who submit the admission application by the priority deadline will be given access to the sperate Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowships application, which consists of demographic questions, a maximum 1000-word statement of interest, financial information, and other optional supporting materials.

The deadline to apply to the fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year is January 31, 2023.