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Administrative Director, Tufts Institute of the Environment & Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program
Tufts Institute of the Environment
Matriculated 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).
For undergraduates and graduates, TIE offers two types of financial awards to offset travel costs:
1.Conference Presentation Travel Grants, supporting transportation costs and conference registration for Tufts students who are making presentations at environmental conferences, meetings, and workshops.
2. Data Collection Travel Grants, supporting transportation costs for Tufts students who are collecting data for academic research that is specifically environmental in focus.
Also, in 2014 TIE launched a new program that supports undergraduate students interested in pursuing environmentally focused research in the natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities. In addition to financial support, students are given mentoring opportunities and a space in our office to work throughout the summer.
Tufts Institute of the Environment runs workshops for graduate students that promote student cohort formation, collaborative sustainability research, and skill development.
Tufts summer scholars program gives research funding to two undergrads in the area of sustainability research every year.
The Tufts Institute for the Environment (TIE) provides funding for interdisciplinary environmental faculty research.
In addition, the "Tufts Collaborates" and "Tufts Innovates" seed grant programs were designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty from different departments, and many of the projects funded through those grants have focused on sustainability and the environment.
Tufts Institute of the Environment runs annual faculty workshops to encourage the formation of interdisciplinary environmental research networks in certain research areas related to sustainability.
Promotion-only within an interdisciplinary program is available for tenured associate professors with the following stipulations:
1. The interdisciplinary program for which promotion is being sought must offer a major;
2. Such promotion shall be reviewed by T&P according to the standards of scholarship, teaching, and service used in promotion cases within departments;
3. Individuals promoted under the above conditions shall receive the title "professor" of the appropriate program
The Tisch Library at Tufts has a Tisch Sustainability Team, which fosters sustainability projects and environmental research at the library.
In addition, Tisch Library employs a full-time staff librarian, whose area of focus is in supporting sustainability research.
The Fletcher School also offers research fellowships in sustainability for graduate students. See: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/CIERP/Education/Internships for more information.
Laura Doane, Program Director of Advising and Scholarships, Office-Dean Undergraduate Education, email@example.com, (617) 627-5869, is the contact person for the Summer Scholars Program.
Undergraduate research funding: http://sites.tufts.edu/rogue/
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