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Tishman Environment & Design Center Arnold and Sheila Aronson Fellowship for Environmental Sustainability

The Tishman Environment and Design Center is pleased to announce the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Fellowship designed to support student learning and practice at the Tishman Center.

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The Aronson Fellowship seeks to provide financial support to students who are, through their studies, research, or practice, finding solutions to the most pressing sustainability challenges facing the world today. Fellows will advance the mission of the Tishman Center and delve deeply into design, policy and environmental justice approaches intended to address the climate and equity crises.

The Fellowship will support graduate students who wish to co-develop with the Tishman Center or implement a project, research or body of work related to environmental or climate justice, climate change, or sustainability. Please review The Tishman Center’s Areas of Focus and Projects and Publications for more information about the work we do. Students from all disciplines and colleges are encouraged to apply. This is a competitive Fellowship. One Fellow will be awarded $6,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Tishman Center is looking for students who are excited about our mission and passionate about environmental and climate justice. Students who are interested in pursuing a career related to these issues in any way are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Aronson Fellowship is awarded once a year. The competition and administration of the fellowship is led by the Tishman Environment and Design Center in collaboration with the New School Office of Student Financial Services (SFS). Fellowship dollars are intended to provide financial support for students The deadline for submitting an application is August 20, 2020. The winner will be notified by September 17th, 2020 via email. This Fellowship award is $6,000. Please complete the attached application and attach a PDF file no greater than ten pages of any related visual material.


● All graduate students of the university are eligible to apply.

● Students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

● BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students and students who have been historically underrepresented are strongly encouraged to apply.

● Students who use visual or performance art and design in their activism on social justice issues are also encouraged to apply. Selection Process

● Tishman Center faculty and staff will coordinate with the Office of Student Financial Services to review and evaluate applications.

● Selection criteria will include connection to the mission and vision of the Tishman Center, which can be viewed at the bottom of this application.

Fellowship and Reporting Requirements:

● Fellows will report to the Assistant Director.

● Fellows must submit a written mid-term report by January 15th and a final report by May 1st. Reports should include a brief description of the project including research and accomplishments, challenges and successes to date (500-2,000 words). This will be posted in our newsletter and website. Fellows should include any images, visual or graphic art, photographs, music, etc. related to the project, research or body of work. These images and reports may be used by the Tishman Center in newsletters, social media, website content or blog posts. The Tishman Center will ensure that content is attributed to the Fellow at all times.

● Fellows agree to have their image and biographical information posted on the Tishman Center website. Projects, research and bodies of work created through the fellowship will be archived in the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Archive on the Tishman Center website.


For more information, please email Adrienne Perovich, Assistant Director, at The deadline for submitting an application is August 20, 2020.

The Tishman Environment and Design Center integrates bold design, policy and social justice approaches to tackle the climate crisis and advance environmental justice. Tishman Center Vision We are a collaborative resource center and hub for environmental justice groups, designers, policymakers, students and faculty that supports and advances bold environmental and climate justice action and movement building in accordance with the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing. We will advance more equitable and just sustainability policies within the university and we will be leaders in the fight for climate justice.

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