Application Guidelines

The mission of the Leopold Leadership Program at Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment is to advance environmental decision making by providing academic environmental scientists the skills and connections they need to be effective leaders and communicators. It brings together outstanding academic scientists from across North America, provides them with leadership and communications training to assist in working with nonscientific audiences, and builds a network of scientists and trainers committed to science outreach beyond the academy.

The program invites midcareer academic environmental scientists from North America (Canada, Mexico, and the United States) to apply for the Leopold Leadership Fellowships. Applications are welcome from a broad range of disciplines including biological, physical, and social sciences and technical, medical, and engineering fields related to the environment.

The program does not accept applications from scientists employed by NGOs, the private sector, or government agencies.


Click here for more information about the 2011 Fellowship cycle:

Application Criteria
2011 Fellowship Training Schedule & Application Guidelines
Evaluation & Selection