Sustainability Faculty Fellowship

Top left: Mayor Lucy Vinis Speaking at the 2017 Sustainability Faculty Fellows Workshop. Top right: Class visit to St. Vincent's Food Room as part of Nicolae Morar's Environmental Ethics course, Fall 2017.
Bottom: Faculty Fellow workshop visit to EWEB's Leaburg Power Station, June 2017.

University of Oregon Sustainability Faculty Fellowship Program

If you are interested in applying for the 2018-2019 Sustainability Faculty Fellows Program, please contact Briana Meier at or Steve Mital at

The Sustainability Faculty Fellowship connects faculty with community partners and provides fellows with a network of colleagues who seek to incorporate issues of sustainability into their curricula.

Each year, ten faculty fellows will receive a $500 award and will take part in a 3-day workshop (June 20-22, 2018). Through discussions, site visits, and guest presentations, the workshop will help fellows develop partnerships with local agencies and organizations, including:

  • The City of Eugene

  • The University of Oregon Campus Planning and Facilities Management

  • FOOD for Lane County 

  • An anticipated partnership with the City of Springfield

  • Other partners based on interests of selected fellows

Fellows will receive an additional $500 award for submitting curriculum that has been substantially revised or newly created to incorporate local sustainability issues and community-engaged learning. Faculty Fellows will also have the opportunity to meet for quarterly lunches to discuss their experiences and perspectives.

We welcome faculty from all disciplines and experience levels. We especially encourage faculty with no previous experience integrating community partnerships into curricula to apply. Interdisciplinary team applications are also encouraged and accepted.

Benefits to Faculty Fellows: 

  • Develop partnerships for community-engaged learning in the Eugene/Springfield metropolitan area 

  • Introduce and challenge understandings of sustainability through site visits, guest-lectures, shared readings and discussion

  • Build a network of faculty fellows – across disciplines and seniority – that supports integrating local issues into their courses

  • Support and promote the work of faculty fellows and their students through multiple public channels

  • Earn up to $1,000 award for participation ($500 for initial participation in the summer workshop and $500 for a redesigned course syllabus by Fall term)

The first cohort of Sustainability Faculty Fellows will implement community-based education efforts around sustainability issues throughout fall, winter, and spring term 2017-2018. The next cohort will begin in June 2018.

The Sustainability Faculty Fellowship program is made possible by the generous donation of the Duck Store.

Questions about the program, its opportunities and requirements can be sent to Steve Mital at or Briana Meier at

We welcome applications for the 2018-2019 Sustainability Faculty Fellows Program. Application details are available here.