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The Bren School hosts the following donor-supported fellowship programs that provide opportunities to its master's and PhD students.

Donor-Supported Fellowship Programs

Forest Sustainability Fellowship program (FSF): Provides support to MESM and PhD students pursuing careers and research in the area of forest sustainability. Generously supported by the Michael J. Connell Memorial Fund, the FSF program focuses on scientific understanding and policy tools required to manage forests for long-term biological, physical, and social sustainability. Through training, research, and communication, the FSF program prepares a new generation of high-impact leaders in forest science and management.

Sustainable Oceans Fellows Program
The mission of the Sustainable Oceans Fellows (SOF) program is to train a new generation of highly effective environmental leaders and accelerate their career impact on solving ocean sustainability challenges in strategic regions around the world. The fellowship builds on the region-specific Latin American Fisheries Fellows program, which since 2011 has attracted over 40 fellows to come learn, discover, create, test, innovate, design, and implement solutions to marine resources challenges in Latin America. Funding for Sustainable Ocean Fellows is selectively matched with admitted MESM or PhD applicants when geographic and thematic interests align with our philanthropic partners. Please contact fishfellowships@bren.ucsb.edu for more information on the Sustainable Oceans Fellowship at Bren.

Sustainable Water Markets Fellowship program (Water Markets): Provides partial or full fellowship support for highly qualified master's and PhD students and is designed to train leaders who will make substantial contributions to employing market-driven strategies for solving water challenges.