The Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) is pleased to announce that it can provide one scholarship to a qualified student to help defray the cost of attending any building science related conference held between May 2019 and December 2020. (NB: The scholarship may be used to cover expenses for a summer conference that has already happened!) Each scholarship will provide $700 from SBSE to assist in meeting the costs of conference participation.
This scholarship is offered to provide support for students who are interested in building science design and research. Conference participation is an excellent way to improve one’s knowledge of developing issues in building science research and practice.
Funds will be provided to scholarship recipients at or after the conference based on proof of expenses; they cannot be advanced prior to participation. Funds may be used to defray any aspect of conference attendance (lodging, meals, transportation, registration). Late applications will not be considered.
Applications for this SBSE scholarship will be evaluated with the following criteria in mind:
- an applicant must have a current SBSE membership. Student membership is $15 a year (this cost can be waived for those living in developing countries.)
- an applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student who will be enrolled in a building science related academic program, such as engineering or architecture at the time of the conference,
- an applicant will make a convincing case that their knowledge of building science topics will be advanced from conference participation, and
- the selection process will favor those with previous exposure to building science education, seek geographic and gender diversity among applicants, and encourage diverse representation among academic institutions—assuming other selection criteria have been successfully addressed.
Those accepting an offer of a scholarship will—by the act of acceptance—commit to full conference participation.
A reminder: the intent of this scholarship program is to provide support for students interested in building sciences who have limited institutional resources at their disposal. The program is not targeted at faculty or design professionals who are gainfully employed. Late applications will not be considered.