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FY14 Sustainability Fellows Program (Completed)

Project History

  • 6/3/2014

    The Sustainability Fellowship to the Allan Lab provided critical support into a novel research program on the effects of green stormwater infrastructure on human risk of exposure to mosquito-borne diseases in urban environments.  These funds helpe

  • 5/31/2013

    see award letters

Project Family

Description

The Sustainability Fellows program is designed to engage faculty throughout campus in the sustainability efforts occurring with the existing and future infrastructure on campus.  The goal of this Request for Proposals is to help create a living learning community where faculty and students can become involved in an open-innovation ecosystem related to campus buildings, land, and energy.  There are two levels of participation.

  1. Sustainability Fellow Advisors – paid one month’s summary salary (Advisor proposal form)
  1. Sustainability Fellow Researchers – paid one month’s summary salary and the salary for one 50% graduate research assistant (Researcher proposal form)

Significant Dates

  • Request for Proposals opened February 3, 2013
  • Proposals Due online by March 22, 2013, 5:00pm CST
  • Confirmation of Proposal Receipt sent to proposers by March 30, 2013
  • FY14 Sustainability Fellows announced on April 22, 2013
  • Funding was for Fiscal Year 2014

Selection Process

All proposals were reviewed by a committee made up of peer reviewers and technical contacts.

The application review committee based its evaluation of proposals on

  • Quality and significance of research proposal as related to the iCAP project;
  • Expected positive impact on sustainability at the University of Illinois;
  • Potential short-term and long-term impact of the research; and
  • Qualifications of the key personnel.

All FY14 Sustainability Fellows were invited to a recognition ceremony in early fall 2013, and a celebration of the completed efforts in spring 2014.

Background

This was the first year of the Sustainability Fellows Program

Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Stephanie Lage

    Project Leader:

    Morgan Johnston

    Team Members:

    • Mike Marquissee
    • Jack Dempsey
    • Eliana Brown
    • Kent Reifsteck

Dates

  • Started January 31, 2013
    Started by Morgan Johnston

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