George Bunn Distinguished Graduate Fellowship

Applications Closed for 2020-2021 Academic Year

In 1980 Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) became a graduate certificate program at UW–Madison, thanks largely to the efforts of Prof. John Steinhart (Geology) and Prof. George Bunn (Law). As a legacy to his commitment to the program, George Bunn established the EAP Bunn Fellowship, allowing the best EAP students from any major field of study to receive an academic year of financial support towards their education and research.

View the 2020–2021 call for application flyer.

Professor George Bunn 1925 – 2013


The Bunn Fellowship is a 9-month Research Assistantship at the 50% level with a monthly stipend and flexible fund award. Benefits include tuition remission, payment of segregated fees and eligibility to participate in the Graduate Assistant Health Insurance Program. The fellowship is provided for one academic year September 2020 – May 2021.


Candidates must be full-time graduate students enrolled in the Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) program as of the deadline of April 15, 2020. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated engagement with the EAP Program.


Students should submit the following materials to Scott Williams at no later than April 15, 2020:

  1. A one-page letter describing the relationship of the EAP program to your research interests and academic/professional goals
  2. A current UW-Madison transcript
  3. A letter of support from your faculty advisor
  4. A current resume

The Bunn Fellowship…changed the course of my career. I’m now working to change the energy efficiency landscape in Wisconsin, and loving it. I would not be where I am today without Bunn.

Julie Reber, 2010
Head of Energy Operations, Google Nest

It gave me the chance to focus on the energy analysis program right away and finish most of the EAP courses in the first year, which left more time to research and take advantage of other opportunities throughout the rest of my program even after the fellowship year had ended.

Emily Howell, 2015
Civic Science Postdoctoral Fellow, UW–Madison

The Bunn Fellowship has been essential for the flexibility to gather skills and experience outside of what would have otherwise been possible.

Andy Lick, 2017
Research Analyst, Slipstream