Biomimicry Corporate Fellowships For 2017
Are you interested in earning a PhD in the emerging field of Biomimicry? Do you want to want to help establish Biomimicry as a standard design tool for sustainable innovation? The companies above are a few examples currently sponsoring PhD Fellows to bring biomimicry into the R&D and other facets of their organizations. New Companies are being added each year.
Call For Applications: Fellowships Available for August 2017 Start
Highlights of the Biomimicry Fellowship Program
- Fellowships extend 5 years through completion of the PhD
- Fellow research and design objectives are developed by corporate and faculty mentors in collaboration with the Fellow
- Fellows get deep industry experience in biomimicry-focused R&D
- Applications are being accepted and reviewed until all positions are filled for starts in January of 2017
Biomimicry Fellows are full-time PhD students enrolled in UA’s biomimicry training, supported to advance sponsor-oriented research innovation challenges, or biomimicry curriculum development for STEM programs, as core elements of their PhD research. Over each PhD student’s five-year program, corporate funded fellows will spend 16-20 hours per week in the sponsor’s R&D labs, while foundation funded fellows will spend 16-20 hours per week working with teacher professional development and curriculum enhancement. The return on investment for the sponsor comes in one or more of three forms: 1) immediate and continuous integration of biomimicry innovation process, skills, culture and learning into their R&D infrastructure or PK-12 educational system; 2) advanced training of a biomimicry professional ready to assume a leadership role; or, 3) deployment of biomimetic curriculum and pedagogy, and related teacher development, into K12 school systems.
See some of the work of current Biomimicry Fellows (germinature.com)
Contact Peter H. Niewiarowski today to see if a Biomimicry Fellowship is right for you