New Signature Fellowships Launched for Fall 2015

The International Develoment, Community, and Environment Department (IDCE) is pleased to announce six new Signature Fellowships. IDCE Signatures encompass issues of pressing global and local concern and are areas where the department is investing significant energy in deepening its teaching, research, advocacy, practice, and activism. Students whose prior experiences and research interests exemplify these signature areas may be selected to receive one of these new fellowships.

Fellowships will be awarded in each signature area, and will range in value from 75 – 100 % of the cost of tuition. Fellows will conduct policy research, review academic and practitioner literature within the signature, organize signature related speakers and events, and utilize social media to post about department activities in these signatures.

IDCE Signatures:

Health, Communities, and the Environment explores the complex interplay between environmental conditions, technology, social processes, and human health.

People on the Move connects migration, forced migration and refugee studies to key debates about development and environmental change.

Education, Youth, and Community works at the nexus of education, youth work, community development, and social change.

Land, Food, and Natural Resource Governance explores the practices and policies associated with the governance and management land and resources including but not limited to forests, agricultural land, urban food systems, nature conservation areas, mineral extraction, and water.

Labor, Livelihoods and Development engages students the political economy and social history of markets, the socio-demographic characteristics of workers, and increasingly by a wide range of destabilizing factors such as war, migration, natural disasters, environmental depletion, and technological change.

Social, Environmental and Economic Sustainability encompasses all three primary dimensions of sustainable development: social, environmental, and economic, and considers the US setting as well as international settings.