We are currently reviewing the structure of the IARU Sustainability Fellowship, and the revised format is unlikely to include an exchange component. More updates will be provided in due course.
The Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES) cordially invites students to apply for the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Student Sustainability Fellowship.
The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) is a collaboration between eleven of the world's leading research-intensive universities who share similar visions for higher education, in particular the education of future leaders.
Established in late 2005, the Alliance comprises of the Australian National University, ETH Zurich, National University of Singapore, Peking University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Cambridge, University of Cape Town, University of Copenhagen, University of Oxford, The University of Tokyo and Yale University.
IARU established a campus sustainability initiative in 2009, with the aim of promoting collaboration between member institutions and developing strategies to promote best practices in environmental management.
As part of the Campus Sustainability Initiative, IARU established a Sustainability Fellowship programme. This programme allows selected students to work on exchange in the Campus Sustainability Departments of IARU member institutions, undertaking environmental management projects. These projects have an operational focus and in many cases that can be applied more widely.
For 2016, selected students will be provided with a partial stipend to travel to the Australian National University or University of Oxford to work on targeted campus sustainability projects. Projects will be institution-specific or related to IARU activities; these projects are intended to allow students to apply valuable lessons learnt at the host institutions back at NUS.
Shortlisted students will be matched with sustainability projects at either the Australian National University or University of Oxford based on their skills, interest and background. Where there is a match, the Sustainability Fellows will travel to the host institution to work with their Sustainability office.
They will work a standard [35+ hour] work week and supervision will be provided to the Fellows throughout their stay. Apart from conducting the projects, Fellows will learn about their host institution’s best sustainability practices, and apply what they have learnt from IARU universities and contribute to Campus Sustainability in NUS.
Selected students will also undergo a short orientation programme and do a paid internship [approximately 80 work hours] with NUS OES before embarking on their internships at the IARU host institutions. Upon completion of their internships at the IARU host institutions, students will be given the opportunity to resume their internships with NUS OES.
|4 February 2016||Applications Open|
|29 February 2016||Applications Close|
|7 March to 11 March 2016||Interview|
|End March 2016||Selected candidates will be notified|
|Mid May - Mid August 2016||Internship at OES
Candidates should NOT take Special Terms or hold other commitments such as reservist
Internship at either Australian National University or University of Oxford
Students who fulfil the following criteria, regardless of discipline:
Student leaders will get an opportunity to:
Applicants are required to submit:
All these documents are to be completed and submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Short-listed applicants will be notified by phone and/or email for an interview.
You will be informed of the application dates via our Email Archives.
We look forward to your application!
Download Documents: IARU Sustainability Fellowship 2016 Application Form