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Gilchrist Environmental Fellowship (GEF) Application 2021–22

Thanks to a grant from the Wallace Research Foundation, the Gilchrist Environmental Fellowship (GEF) program has been created. The goal of the GEF is to continue to find and fund projects and people that will continue to build on the initial successes of the Sustainability Committee and discover new opportunities for education and action in the philosophy of environmental stewardship and sustainability. Eligible participants include all members of the Loomis Chaffee community (individual students, student groups, individual faculty, departments, and staff). Individuals and/or groups will submit proposals according to the specified timeline. A review committee in conjunction with the current Sustainability Committee has been formed to review, sponsor and award proposals. Proposals can be focused towards initiatives that promote education in sustainability and/or fund projects that support the mission statement. Fellowship costs should be planned within the range of $500–$5,000.

Loomis Chaffee Sustainability Mission

The Loomis Chaffee School will work towards sustainability by addressing the four pillars of environmental stewardship: striving to be free of toxins, use resources sustainably, create a green healthy space, and teach, learn and engage the greater community towards environmental stewardship. Additionally, the school will work at promoting a commitment to life-long environmental responsibility.


First call of proposals/applications due December 6, 2021. 

Second draft/follow-up applications due January 14, 2022. 

Applications/Proposals decision made by January 28, 2022.

Fellowships commence any time after Winter Term unless there is a specific request to expedite the project (i.e. senior project).

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