Institute Affiliates

Faculty fellows have been essential members of the IonE community since it began and have helped establish IonE as one of the premier environmental institutes in the country. The current affiliates program has offerings for early-career faculty, visiting scholars, sustainability educators and established interdisciplinary scholars. Nominations are invited from all University of Minnesota campuses.

Individuals may formally affiliate with IonE in one of four categories:

IonE Fellows

IonE Fellows are senior researchers and thought-leaders that form the intellectual foundation of IonE.

IonE Educators

IonE Educators focus on the development of new curriculum.

IonE Associates

IonE Associates are early career scholars interested in developing capacity in interdisciplinary engagement.

IonE Visiting Scholars

IonE Visiting Scholars are external researchers who are pursuing scholarship in residence.

Benefits of affiliation include eligibility for IonE grants and matching research support, access to IonE support services, and the use of IonE facilities for research and meetings. In return, affiliates are expected to contribute to the IonE community through participation in events and other collaborative and interdisciplinary activities.

The Institute on the Environment is not currently accepting nominations for new Fellows and Affiliates, but you can learn more about the program in our 2018 nomination packet. Please check back in August of 2019 for instructions and deadlines for the next round of nominations.