Want to study restorative economy? Fellowship application deadline Feb. 3

January 7, 2014

MIT has recently partnered with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to take part in the Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship, a graduate fellowship on the circular economy for design, engineering and business students.  The circular economy refers to an industrial economy that is restorative by intention; aims to rely on renewable energy; minimizes, tracks, and hopefully eliminates the use of toxic chemicals; and eradicates waste through careful design.  The ODGE (Office of the Dean for Graduate Education) will nominate up to ten graduate students to apply to this opportunity.  During the Fellowship, students undertake their chosen Circular Economy Innovation Project, as part of their graduate study – focusing on creative and innovative models, concepts and tools – which contributes towards the acceleration to the circular economy.  Another key element of the program is an all-expenses paid, intensive week-long summer school for students and their faculty mentor at Cransfield University in the UK from Monday, June 23rd to Friday, June 27th, 2014.  Faculty mentors must commit to attend the summer school (all expenses paid) with the applicant to be eligible for this fellowship.  For more information regarding benefits, eligibility, etc, visit the website.  The deadline for nomination packages is Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 5:00pm.  Pacakages should be sent electronically to ODGE Manager of Graduate Fellowships Scott Tirrell at stirrell@mit.edu.

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