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Conducting research during the summer can be a transformative experience for undergraduate students as you put your skills to the test. 

UK Sustainability Summer Research Fellowships are funded by the Environmental Stewardship Fee and seek to promote projects that will make a significant contribution to the student’s academic growth, while concomitantly contributing to sustainability-focused research initiatives at the University of Kentucky and within the community at large. Where appropriate, we are also seeking projects that will make a scholarly contribution to their discipline. 

Sustainability implies that the activities of the University of Kentucky are ecologically sound, socially just, and economically viable, and that they will continue to be so for future generations. 

Sponsored by the UK Student Sustainability Council and UK Sustainability.  

 

 

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EXPLORE SUSTAINABILITY SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Summer Intercollegiate Sustainability Research Experiences Macy Hagan LSU

Macy Hagan at Louisiana State University ISRE site

Sustainability Intercollegiate Summer Research Experiences (ISRE)

Sustainability Intercollegiate Summer Research Experiences (ISREs) are competitive summer research programs designed specifically for undergraduate students. ISRE sites provide meaningful student involvement that will make a significant contribution to the student’s academic growth, while concomitantly contributing to sustainability-focused research initiatives within the community at large. 

2022 ISRE Sites

  • Louisiana State University 

  • University of California Riverside

  • Auburn University

Award: $5,000 awarded to THREE undergraduates (one for each ISRE site)

Learn more about the ISRE Fellowship program

UKATS sustainable engineering research Uganda summer 2019

Engineering students with mentor Dr. Jeffrey Seay in Uganda

Sustainability Summer Research Fellowships

Sustainability Summer Research Fellowships are competitive summer research opportunities designed specifically for undergraduate students. Sustainability Research Fellowships seek to promote projects that will make a significant contribution to the student’s academic growth, while concomitantly contributing to sustainability-focused research initiatives at the University of Kentucky and within the community at large. Where appropriate, we are also seeking projects that will make a scholarly contribution to their discipline. 

Award: $3,000 awarded to FIVE undergraduates

Learn more about the Sustainability Research Fellowship program

 

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Students are encouraged to apply for multiple summer research and creative opportunities, but can only receive funding for ONE fellowship opportunity.