CEJS Fellowships

One of the primary goals of CEJS is to support the scholarship of Seattle University students and faculty who are engaged in Environmental Justice and Sustainability (EJS) endeavors. Each year CEJS awards two faculty fellowships (with a course release or $6,000 summer stipend) and two student fellowships (with a $2,500 stipend per student project).

CEJS Faculty Fellowships

The "Laudato Si" Faculty Fellowships honor Pope Francis's initiative to promote integral human development by encouraging concrete actions in the care of our common home. The fellowships are offered to faculty members who dedicate their scholarly endeavor to the research of tools, resources and solutions that advance total sustainability in the spirit of integral ecology.
See here for the 2023-2024 Laudato Si Faculty Fellows

Apply for a 2024-2025 CEJS Faculty Fellowship

(Application Deadline March 4, 2024)

Submit your application in PDF format by email to cejs@seattleu.edu by noon on March 4, 2024.

CEJS Student Fellowships

  • The Gary L. Chamberlain Student Research Fellowship honors Dr. Gary Chamberlain who taught at Seattle University from 1979 until 2009 in the Theology and Religious Studies Department.

  • The Francis Student Research Fellowship honors the patron saint of the animals and of ecology, St. Francis of Assisi and his namesake Pope Francis who, through Laudato Si, encourages us to Care for Our Common Home, to consider the inextricable link between environmental and social sustainability and “to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor”.

Apply for a 2024-2025 CEJS Student Fellowship

(Application Deadline March 4, 2024)

Proposals may be submitted by individual students or by student teams; projects that include collaboration across disciplines or schools/colleges are particularly encouraged. CEJS student fellows are expected to produce a tangible scholarly product, such as an academic paper, a conference presentation, an artistic exhibit or presentation, or other proposed product as a result of their participation in this program.

Submit your application in PDF format by email to cejs@seattleu.edu by noon on March 4, 2024.

Explore the Work of Past CEJS Fellows

Check out what CEJS student and faculty fellows have done in the past here.