Au Sable Institute Graduate Fellows Program
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies
Grand Rapids, Michigan
This initiative seeks to raise up â€œa generation of leaders for a new century to help meet the challenges of humankindâ€™s growing power in and over creationâ€. The LSI expansion of the Au Sable Graduate Fellows Program includes a science and religion dialogue project, with outreach to three additional major research universities, augmenting the Instituteâ€™s integrative approach to science, religion and ethics by extending participation to graduate students. Graduate Fellows are chosen through a competitive application process. Once chosen, Fellows lead and participate in discussions groups with other graduate students and supportive faculty at regular meetings within their own institutions. Fellows receive a small stipend for book purchases and participate in multi-university stewardship retreats with other Fellows for discussion, presentations, and fellowship. Public lectures are sponsored at each participating campus to include topics related to faith, science, and environmental stewardship for the purpose of community outreach, recruitment of potential Fellowship candidates and further public and university educational opportunity. Au Sable Institute provides matching funds for this program.