Exciting Fellowship Opportunity for All Seton Hall Students: New Jersey Wind Fellowship

Project Overview: The New Jersey Wind Institute Fellowship Program sponsored by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) features Seton Hall University as a participating institute. This program helps graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines advance knowledge and expertise around offshore wind energy in the state of New Jersey.

This new program provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to pursue research or projects focused on the offshore wind industry. Fellows will conduct independent research in collaboration with a Seton Hall faculty member to build student and faculty expertise in the offshore wind industry.

Fellows will together participate in industry training, guest lectures, site visits, and other activities to enhance their knowledge of the offshore wind industry and gain exposure to key industry stakeholders.

The Fellowship Program is open to students at Seton Hall from all disciplines and backgrounds. Past projects from students at other participating Wind Institute universities have spanned across the STEM, social sciences, and humanities fields.

Applications for the fellowship are open. The deadline to apply is August 25, 2023 with notification of acceptance coming on August 31, 2023. The program will run from September 2023 until August 2024 (one academic year and one summer).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate students: rising juniors only (Class of 2025)
  • Graduate students: all graduate and professional students. The fellowship program is open to Seton Hall students from all fields of study.
  • No prior experience with offshore wind is required, but students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.

Stipend Breakdown & Program Expectations:

  • Undergraduate fellows will be awarded a fellowship totaling $15,000 plus an additional $1,000 for travel, materials, and other fellowship expenses.
  • Fall and Spring: fellowship funds will amount to $4,800 per semester. Students are expected to work eight weeks per semester during the academic year, for no more than 10 hours per week.
  • Summer: fellows will receive $5,400 for nine weeks of summer research. Students are expected to work approximately 33 hours per week.
  •  Graduate fellows will be awarded a fellowship of $30,000, plus an additional $1,000 for travel, materials, and other fellowship expenses.

Applying: The New Jersey Wind Institute Fellowship opportunity application must include:

  • A proposal with a description (maximum of 2 pages) of the research project.
  • Brief personal statement (~250 words), explaining the students’ motivation for applying for the fellowship and what skills and past experience you bring to the project.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Unofficial transcript.
  • Letter of recommendation from the faculty mentor.

More Information: Please consult the New Jersey Wind Institute Fellowship Program website: https://library.shu.edu/NJWindFellowship for additional details.

Questions? Send fellowship inquiries to Prof. Jose L. Lopez at jose.lopez1@shu.edu

Civilization Prospects: Engaging Wicked Problems

A new and exciting Seton Hall University Conference “Civilizational Prospects: Engaging Wicked Problems” will be held Friday, November 17th, 9-4.30 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Suite. The Civilizational Prospects Project is requesting proposal submissions through September 20, 2023.

Organizers plan to offer an array of exciting sessions that consider the greatest challenges to the future of our civilization from one or more of four intersecting perspectives: evolutionary science, global studies, theology, and future studies. The objective of the conference is to foster interdisciplinary conversations that can integrate these four intellectual streams and forge continuing academic partnerships within Seton Hall and across the wider academic community. Most importantly, the aim is to explore concrete solutions or tangible pathways to address acute civilizational challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Conference co-chair Anthony Haynor observes that “in an age, they say, of so much information but too little wisdom, pondering our civilizational prospects could hardly be more important. We will be inviting scholars to our conference to reflect on where we are now, how we have gotten to this point, and how to meet the civilizational challenges that lie ahead.”

University Libraries faculty member and fellow conference co-chair Lisa Rose-Wiles, Ph.D. also notes that: “this conference is a fabulous opportunity for scholars from different disciplines and perspectives to come together to engage some of the world’s most difficult problems.”

The website for abstract submissions, due by September 30, 2023 is: https://www.shu.edu/conference-on-civilizational-prospects.html.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Professors Anthony HaynorLisa Rose-Wiles or Youssef Yacoubi.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies and the Center for Vocation & Servant Leadership, and additionally supported by an Academies Seed Grant from the Office of the Provost.

Categories: Faith and Service, Research

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Rose-Wiles

(973) 275-2047