Arthur Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency


The Art Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency aims to promote innovative research in technologies and policies that will enable a more resource-efficient society. To this end, the Rosenfeld Fund provides funding to a graduate student committed to research on energy efficiency. This includes technical, social science and policy research that can lead to reductions in the use of energy.

The successful applicant will be selected for their academic merit, passion, and commitment to pursuing both educational and career paths with a focus on energy efficiency. Heavy weight will be given to the potential of the plan of action to make a contribution in this area.

A $7,500 award will be awarded to one graduate student in a Ph.D., Masters, J.D. or professional program.

Applications are due by March 17, 2020
Notification of award by April 15, 2020.

Application Materials

  • Your resume or CV of up to two pages
  • Personal Statement (750 – 1,000 words) describing your background and how you selected a career related to the field of energy efficiency
  • Plan of Action (750 – 1,000 words) describing your academic plans and how the Rosenfeld Award will support, broaden and/or accelerate them. The selection committee is especially interested in the potential for specific activities in your plan to make a useful contribution to energy efficiency technologies, strategies (including strategies that address behavior), and policies.

Program One-Pager

Program Flyer

The Art Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency recognizes the Berkeley professor who is a global champion of energy conservation and technologies to support it. A renowned Berkeley physicist, Art Rosenfeld pioneered the efficiency standards that make California an international leader in energy conservation and sustainability. His ideas and successful advocacy now save Americans billions of dollars each year.