International Center for Environment, Energy and Sustainability (INCEES)

The International Center for Environment, Energy and Sustainability (INCEES) seeks to catalyze and coordinate university wide, regional, and international collaborative research in the areas of energy, environment and sustainability. Launched in June 2007, InCEES (formerly known as I-CARES) catalyzes university wide and external collaborative research and educational activities in these focal areas.

The hub of InCEES includes seven signature partnerships; a robust internal funding program; a growing cadre of interdisciplinary researchers; a named lecture series to engage the broader university community; and a growing curriculum support focus that has helped engage new instructors, develop new courses and provide experiential opportunities for students.

The ultimate goal of InCEES is to encourage and coordinate collaborative research work that contributes to rapid progress in addressing some of the greatest challenges facing our planet.

The 2018 InCEES Summer Research internship program will run for ten weeks from May 28, 2018 to August 3, 2018. The proposal submission and registration deadline is March 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM. During the ten-week program, students will work closely with their research mentor on their proposed projects. Students must identify a research mentor prior to completing application.

Benefits
The program will expose students and future investigators to research in a lab or field-based setting and further their interest in research on energy, environment and sustainability. Financial support includes a stipend ($4,000), food allowance ($500), and funding for the mentor to cover research supplies ($500).

Proposal Eligibility
All students at Washington University in St. Louis who are continuing as undergraduates at WUSTL in Fall 2018 are eligible to apply to the InCEES Summer Research Internship program. Award recipients must be registered for fall classes prior to beginning the summer project. Projects must be completed at WUSTL, and/or be under the supervision of a WUSTL faculty/staff member.

Students must be present for the duration of the internship period and work at least 40 hours per week on the proposed project. While students may apply for funding for different projects, students may not accept funding for 2 different projects (that is, students cannot receive funding for a separate internship during the project period). However, faculty members are encouraged to supplement InCEES funding with additional funding for supplies.

Students must submit a research paper at the end of the program and may be asked to present on their findings at an InCEES event during the 2018-19 academic year.

FULL PROPOSAL DUE DATE:  Saturday, March 10, 2018
Proposals should be emailed to InCEES no later than 5 PM on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

All proposals must be sent as a single PDF to: InCEES@wustl.edu.

Fore more information about INCEES summer research opportunities click here.