Climate Action Fellowship Program

About The Fellowship

The Climate Action Fellow program was previously known as the Carbon Neutrality Fellow program. These fellowships continue to advance UC climate action and engagement, just under a new, more descriptive, and more inclusive name.

The University of California, a national leader in sustainability, launched the Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI) in 2013 with an aim of emitting net zero greenhouse gases from its activities, buildings, and vehicle fleets by 2025.

UC Davis is committed to: teaching and research that explores climate change solutions; expanding its energy efficiency efforts; increasing its use of renewably sourced energy; and undertaking other endeavors to achieve this goal. In order to reach carbon neutrality, it will be critical to engage the entire UC Davis community. 

To encourage student engagement in the CNI and in general sustainability efforts at UC Davis, and to support work that students are doing to advance sustainable practices on the UC Davis campus, the Bonnie Reiss Climate Action Fellowship Program (formerly known as the Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellowship Program) was created in Spring 2015. Fellowships are awarded to three outstanding undergraduate or graduate students every year. 


Applications for the '24-'25 AY fellowships will open soon. 

Application Materials

Call for Applications
CAF Application Form

To apply:

  1. Apply to Handshake Job Id #7692641
  2. Include in your application each of the following documents. Please be sure to upload each document in PDF format and with a descriptive filename that includes your last name and the contents of the document. For example “[YOURLASTNAME]_CAF_Application_Form” 
  • CAF Application form (link above)
  • Current resume or CV 
  • Current advising transcripts (an official transcript is NOT required) 
  • Work Sample

Questions? Contact 

Current Fellows (2023-24)

  • Natalie Aguilar, Environmental Policy Analysis and
    Planning & Spanish
  • Anne Saltel
  • Thomas Snyder
  • Daphne Condon
  • Kriti Shah
  • JieQi Yan

Past Fellows and Projects