9th Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy / uicsise.com
In partnership with Argonne National Laboratory; Clean Energy Trust; Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (Northwestern University); Loyola University; UI LABS; University of Chicago; Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (Illinois Institute of Technology)
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. Held annually since 2011, the program boasts over 400 alumni. During weekdays, SISE'ers participate in high-level talks, visit energy and sustainability sites, and network. During evenings and weekends, they work collaboratively on a research project and enjoy exploring Chicago.
This year’s theme, Implementation, moves beyond the “what” to the “how.” Building on the research of previous years, 2019 SISE Fellows will engage with Chicago communities and collaborators to develop critical strategies to help local neighborhoods realize their vision for their future. They will engage with theory and case studies, and then move to the streets and homes of our Chicago neighbors and communities where real change is made at the ground level.
Participants (SISE'ers) from around the country join SISE at the University of Illinois at Chicago. SISE'ers are chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants from across the country. Diversity is one of the strongest features of the program, with participants representing a broad range of backgrounds and expertise. They live together. They research together. They become a part of our extended and international "SISE family."
Cost and Support
- There is no program fee.
- Lodging is provided for all participants.
- Transportation support is provided to many participants.
How to Apply
- Senior-level undergraduates (as of the fall of 2018), graduate students, recent graduates, and professionals working in the fields of sustainability and energy are eligible to apply
- The applicationprocess includes:
- An online application
- A resume/CV
- One letter of recommendation
- A short Skype/Google Hangouts interview
Applications are accepted through May 30, 2019; interviews must be completed by June 15.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the SISE Program Coordinator, Thomas Aláan (email@example.com), and visit the SISE website at uicsise.com.
We hope to see you in Chicago this summer!