IBE’s graduate fellowship program enhances our ability to expand beyond client work and drive industry transformation more broadly. IBE graduate fellows publish whitepapers and other tools, free to the public, that guide the entire green building movement forward.
The goals of the fellowship program are to further IBE’s mission to advance the development of healthy, thriving built environments while supporting graduate student success and preparing students for professional careers after graduation. Fellows expand IBE’s capacity to translate academic research to practice through industry-transforming tools.
IBE fellows receive funding to develop professional resources such as whitepapers, case studies, educational resources, and policy briefs. During their year-long tenure, fellows work with an interdisciplinary team, gaining exposure to the many facets of sustainability, and receiving professional mentoring and sustainability skills training.
IBE fellows come from many academic disciplines and contribute to the industry in diverse ways. For example:
- A Masters in Greenhouse Gas Management and Accounting candidate is developing a model to predict greenhouse gas emissions impacts from new development.
- A Masters of Public Health candidate is conducting research to inform a new lifelong housing certification and creating tools to communicate the values and principles of lifelong housing.
- A Communications Ph.D. candidate is crafting a whitepaper that introduces a competency model for regenerative practice.
- A Civil and Environmental Engineering D. candidate is developing a model to assess the impact of urbanization on stream quality.
- A Masters in Sustainable Enterprise candidate is developing a toolkit to support low-budget, tropical K-12 schools in implementing the Whole-School Sustainability Framework.
In 2016, IBE was designated as a Program in Research and Scholarly Excellence (PRSE) for setting a standard of excellence in research, teaching, and service that serves as a model for CSU programs and beyond. This designation by CSU’s Office for the Vice-President of Research provided seed funding, which was enhanced by CSU’s Graduate School, to establish IBE’s fellowship program. But IBE needs additional support to continue this game-changing program.
Help Us Transform the Industry
If you are a CSU graduate student, apply for an IBE fellowship. (Applications for the 2019-20 academic year will be due in March/April 2019; please check back.)
If you are a community member, your donation will help sustain the IBE Fellowship Program, supporting our capacity to guide the entire green building movement forward.