SBSE Awards and Scholarships

To support and inspire the next generation of building science educators, SBSE is pleased to offer scholarships to students and to developing-country faculty who are interested in the teaching of building science (or a closely related academic area).

SBSE offers a range of scholarships to a variety of venues (including the annual SBSE Retreat and the PLEA conference) during each calendar year. Scholarships are listed below on this page once approved by the SBSE Board of Directors.

not currently accepting applications

SBSE PhiusCon Scholarships

SBSE will award student scholarships for students to attend the 2023 PhiusCon conference in Houston, Texas.
Deadline annoucement in 2023.
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SBSE 2023 Student Retreat Scholarship

This $775 scholarship, funded through sales of the Sun Angle Calculator, provides support for one or more students with a keen interest in pursuing a future teaching position in environmental control systems or a closely related area of building science. The scholarships are aimed at graduate students with prior experience as a teaching assistant in an environmental control systems (building science) course.  
Deadline annoucement in 2023.
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Jeffrey Cook 2023 Memorial Faculty Retreat Scholarship

In honor of the late Jeffrey Cook, this $1800 scholarship is offered to one or more faculty members from a developing country in recognition of participation at the SBSE retreat. The award will be based primarily on the benefits of the scholarship to the applicant's teaching, institution, and country. 
Deadline annoucement in 2023. Early applications are encouraged.
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Jeffrey Cook Student Travel Scholarship to PLEA 2024 

In honor of the late Jeffrey Cook, SBSE awards scholarships to support students presenting papers at the PLEA Conference. Funding for this opportunity has been generously provided by the Jeffrey Cook Charitable Trust. It is the intention to award these scholarships to applicants from across the globe. Applicants must complete a short form to be considered for the scholarship.
Deadline announcement in 2023.
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SBSE ASES Solar Scholarships

These scholarships—up to three at $750 each, funded by a gracious donation from John Reynolds—are intended to provide support for students participating at the ASES Solar conferences in a significant role either by presenting a project or a poster. 
Closed. Please check back for 2023 opportunities.
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