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

IonE Educators focus on the development of new curriculum.

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

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 currently inviting applications for new Affiliates as part of its commitment to bring together innovators from across the University and beyond to solve complex environmental challenges.

The 2019 call for new Affiliates is now closed. Applications are invited from individuals from all University of Minnesota campuses and, in the Fellows category, non-University organizations. Applications, including nomination letter from a current Affiliate, were due on May 31, 2019.

More information on the Affiliates Program, with detailed application instructions and a full list of benefits and community participation responsibilities, can be found here.