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Application Deadline Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy
Application Deadline Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy
WhenFriday, June 15, 2018

8th Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy

August 9-22, 2018

About SISE
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. Held annually since 2011, the program boasts 300 alumni. During weekdays, SISE'ers participate in high-level talks, visit energy and sustainability sites, and network. During evenings and weekends, they work collaboratively on a research project and enjoy exploring Chicago.

The SISE theme, (re)new, centers around how we can revitalize our neighborhoods, communities, and ourselves. Partnering with a local community, we will engage best practices surrounding retrofitting homes and businesses, repurposing buildings and lots, sustaining meaningful and historical sites, incorporating renewable energy and battery technologies into neighborhoods, and rebranding the image of the community within and without itself.

Participants (SISE'ers) from around the country join SISE at the University of Illinois at Chicago. SISE'ers are chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants from across the country. Diversity is one of the strongest features of the program, with participants representing a broad range of backgrounds and expertise. They live together. They research together. They become a part of our extended and international "SISE family."

Cost and Support
• There is no program fee.
• Lodging is provided for all participants.
• Transportation support is provided to many participants.

How to Apply
• Applications are accepted through June 15
• Senior-level undergraduates (as of the fall of 2018), graduate students, and professionals working in the fields of sustainability and energy who are living, working, or studying in the United States are eligible to apply
• The application process includes:
1. An online application
2. A resume/CV
3. One letter of recommendation
4. A short Skype/Google Hangouts interview

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the SISE Program Coordinator, Thomas Aláan (, and visit the SISE website at

Event typesAcademics, Conferences
Event sponsorsProgram Coordinator, Thomas Aláan
SISE website:

In partnership with Argonne National Laboratory; Clean Energy Trust; Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (Northwestern University); Loyola University; UI LABS; University of Chicago; Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (Illinois Institute of Technology)
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