MIT has partnered with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to take part in the annual 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 Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship is a fellowship program for graduate students and their faculty mentors on creative and innovative thinking around the circular economy. The program takes a multi-disciplinary approach with input across design, engineering and business. It is developed and run in partnership with a Core Team of three leading UK academic institutions – Cranfield University, Imperial College London and London Business School.
To apply, nomination packages should be sent by February 3, 2015 at 5pm electronically to ODGE Manager of Graduate Fellowships, Scott Tirrell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Packages should include: academic transcript, CV, link to Youtube video on circular economy, letter of support from academic mentor indicating their willingness to attend the week-long summer school at Cranfield University, in the UK, 22 – 26 June 2015, and completed student agreement (attached).