Request for Proposals: 2018-2019 Resident Fellows

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) is inviting applications for Resident Fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year. Funding support is intended to accelerate progress in research that addresses global environmental sustainability challenges and to provide opportunity for CSU faculty to engage in the life of the School.

The Resident Fellows program seeks faculty and instructor applicants whose contributions to sustainability scholarship will be significantly enhanced by the Fellowship. Applicants from a broad range of disciplines related to sustainability are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to: biological and physical sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, and engineering fields. Individuals engaged in interdisciplinary research and scholarship are particularly encouraged to apply.

Proposals will be reviewed on a range of criteria with an emphasis on creativity, credibility, and scientific advancement. Successful candidate proposals:

  1. Address pressing global or regional environmental sustainability issues through new research, new approaches to existing research, synthesis, or other creative endeavor
  2. Are highly innovative and/or enterprising in nature
  3. Will benefit the environment and society
  4. Demonstrate an academic position in good standing, including an active role in research, publications, and teaching in higher education

Funding support generally ($6,000) is anticipated to cover a course buyout so that the candidate may dedicate more time to their research; however funding may also be used for other costs (travel, student assistants, coordination of meetings, etc.).

Guidelines for 2018-2019 Resident Fellow Proposals

Deadline: January 26, 2018. Awarded Fellows will be notified in March.

To apply: Submit proposals in PDF format online:

To apply, candidates should submit a two-page single spaced proposal detailing the work, including supporting activities or events they plan to conduct during their Fellowship. The proposal should include specific project objectives and clearly articulate their project’s relationship to sustainability. Include how funding will be spent and how the Fellowship will enhance the candidate’s research. Include an appendix with a current CV; this is not counted in the two-page limit. Also include a brief two to three sentence summary of the candidate’s proposed work, written in third person, and in language that any technical or non-technical audience would understand and any organization would want to fund (to be used for all official SoGES communications to the campus and public for awarded Fellows). Funding support (depending on the budget) is anticipated to be the equivalent of a buyout of one course. Check with your department for course buyout amount.

For more information or questions, contact Aleta Weller:, (970) 492-4160.

Expectations of Resident Fellows:The School will provide a significant level of support to Fellows (including but not limited to: assistance with budgets, meeting and event planning, use of conference and office space). Fellows are required to submit a brief mid-year and end of year report as well as a poster at the SoGES spring Open House. Additionally, it is the goal of the School that Fellows interact on a regular basis and are actively engaged with SoGES during their funding cycle. The School will expect a substantial level of involvement at School activities and events.

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Download the Resident Fellow RFP here