Sustainability Summer Research Fellowships


<<< NEW SUSTAINABILITY SUMMER ISRE (Intercollegiate Sustainability Research Experience) FELLOWSHIPS >>>


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Award Amount: $2,500 (funded by the Environmental Stewardship Fee)


Objective: To promote projects that will make a significant contribution to the student’s academic growth and a scholarly contribution in their discipline, while concomitantly contributing to sustainability focused research initiatives at the University of Kentucky and within the community at large.  

*Sustainability here is understood as the process of simultaneously advancing economic vitality, ecological integrity, and social equity, now and into the future.


Eligibility: Any full-time UK undergraduate student of any major who has completed at least 1 semester (preferably 2+) of research with a faculty mentor. The student also must be returning to UK in the following Fall Semester as an undergraduate. Undergraduates at all levels of matriculation are eligible for support. Both individual projects and joint ventures are encouraged.


NEW! Sustainability Intercollegiate Summer Research Experience Fellowship Opportunities

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Application Opens: December 15, 2019

Application/Letters Deadline: February 15, 2020

Online Application Here for UK Sustainability Research Grant ($2,500)

Online Application Here for Sustainability Summer ISRE Fellowships ($4,500)

Upload UK Faculty Letter of Recommendation Here!


Decision Notification by April 1, 2020


Mid-Summer Update 

Due Date: July 8, 2020

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Final Report

Report Deadline: August 24, 2020

Upload Report Here!


Mandatory Summer Research Meeting - attendance is mandatory

Date: TBD (August 2020)

- Letters of Excuse will be available if this meeting occurs during a class or lab. Please email to request an excuse (be sure to include the professor's name).

-  Please come prepared to briefly present the research you did over the summer (will not require a poster or PowerPoint presentation)

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