Graduate Student Summer Fellows

The Graduate Student Summer Fellows program at the Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS) offers graduate students from across BU the opportunity for capacity building, mentoring, and interdisciplinary analysis to support their independent research projects in planetary health and human well-being, the governance and politics of sustainability transitions, and energy systems of the future. The program encourages diverse methodological approaches that span robust data analysis and rigorous mixed methods; an emphasis on social justice and equity; and the translation of research into policy impact, industry engagement, and social action.

  • 2024 APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 22 at 5 pm (application details follow)
  • Register for our information session on February 29 at 10:30 am (virtual)

“Participating in the IGS fellowship program was hugely beneficial in that it gave me an opportunity to contextualize my research, which is generally centered in basic science, within a broader interdisciplinary framework. Meeting other fellows and speakers with focuses in social justice, data science, and environmental science, to name a few, has helped me to think about how my research fits into a larger picture of addressing issues of energy justice.” – 2023 Fellow Jillian Mulligan, PhD candidate, Division of Materials Science & Engineering


Explore research led by former Summer Fellows on our project snapshots page.