Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Tufts University
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Antje Danielson
Administrative Director, Tufts Institute of the Environment & Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program
Tufts Institute of the Environment
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

Matriculated graduate students at any of Tufts University's graduate programs and professional schools are eligible to apply for Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) fellowships to conduct interdisciplinary environmental research projects. Selected students will be listed on the TIE website, invited to present final reports to the Tufts environmental community, and receive funding toward a research stipend and/or supplies (up to $6000 per graduate fellowship).

Undergraduate students are also encouraged to conduct sustainability research (as well as other types of research) through the Summer Scholars program. For a list of 2010 Summer Scholars and their respective projects, see http://uss.tufts.edu/undergradEducation/research/summer_scholars/2010%20Summer%20Scholars.xls.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

TIE, the Tufts Institute for the Environment provides funding for faculty research.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
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The Fletcher School also offers research fellowships in sustainability for graduate students--see http://fletcher.tufts.edu/ierp/internships-fellowships.shtml for more information.

Laura Doane, Program Director of Advising and Scholarships, Office-Dean Undergraduate Education, laura.doane@tufts.edu, (617) 627-5869, is the contact person for the Summer Scholars Program.

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