Precourt Fellowships

We’ve had an overwhelming response to the Precourt Fellowship program and, unfortunately, are unable to accept additional applications. If you have questions, please contact Cara Lee Mahany Braithwait at
The BECC Precourt Fellowship program provides a select group of students and post-doctoral scholars with: (1) the financial support to cover all but $100 of BECC registration fees; (2) important networking opportunities during the BECC conference; and (3) post-conference access to an interactive community that supports information exchange and opportunities for collaboration. For more on the BECC Conference and the history of the Precourt Fellowships, see below.

The Precourt Fellowship is awarded through a competitive application process. To qualify, you must: (1) be a current student or post-doc at the time of application; (2) be engaged in studies or research related to BECC topics; and (3) intend to use and share what you learn from the conference. If you wish to be considered for the Precourt Fellowship, online submissions must be received by September 1st. You will be notified of your status by September 15th.

Note: The remaining $100 of BECC registration can be waived if a successful Precourt Fellowship candidate is willing to serve as a room monitor during the conference. The duties for room monitors primarily pertain to the logistics of a given session. Please contact for more information.

About the BECC conference: The annual Behavior Energy Climate Change (BECC) conference strives to inspire, educate, and motivate the community of people who are building knowledge about human and organizational behavior as they relate to decision-making to address energy/climate change challenges. The expertise of the BECC community spans the social sciences and humanities, as they are complemented by the physical sciences and engineering fields.

About the Precourt Fellowships: To help develop the pipeline of knowledgeable researchers and educators in the BECC community, in 2008 Stanford’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center initiated the “Precourt Fellows” program to encourage students and post-docs at a critical stage in their academic careers. Over 400 Precourt Fellowships have been awarded over the years, with current funding graciously provided by the Sloan Foundation.