Jeffrey Cook Memorial Scholarship
Application deadline: 1 March 2017; 8:00 pm
Notification of award recipients: anticipated by 15 March 2017
Submit application to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For detailed information on the retreat, see: http://www.sbse.org/retreat2017/Retreat2017Home.htm
In honor of the late Jeffrey Cook,
the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) intends to provide one
scholarship to a qualified applicant to help defray the cost of
attending the 2017 SBSE Retreat—to be held in Sublimity, OR, in late
July. Qualified applicants will be faculty members engaged in
teaching environmental control systems (or closely related building
science topics) in architecture or related disciplines. In addition,
applicants MUST be from a developing country (see below).
Cook Scholarship will cover the cost of retreat registration (which
provides for on-site lodging, several meals, and retreat materials) and provide some
support for travel expenses.
It is the objective of this
scholarship to provide $1500 in total support. Deducting the $450
retreat registration fee (to be paid directly by SBSE on behalf of the
recipient), the amount of funding available to the
recipient to help pay for travel and lodging will be $1050. This amount
will be provided to the recipient at the retreat; it is not possible to
provide funding prior to the retreat. Failure to attend and fully
participate in the retreat activities will void the scholarship
applicants must be SBSE members (currently there is no membership fee
for those from developing countries). Those registering for the
retreat will be required to acquire or renew their SBSE memberships (including Cook
Scholars; again at no cost to those from developing countries). The Cook
Scholar will pay no out-of-pocket retreat registration fee, but is
responsible for making and paying for his/her own travel arrangements
to/from the retreat site in Sublimity, OR (near Portland). The recipient is encouraged to
seek additional support from his/her home institution (department,
college and/or university) to help defray travel expenses beyond the
support provided by the scholarship.
Selection criteria for this award
focus on the potential for retreat attendance to enhance the
applicant’s teaching, research, professional service, and networking
activities and on the potential for benefits to the applicant’s
institution and country.
Memorial Scholarship recipient will be expected to make a brief presentation at the retreat.
This presentation can either be tailored to the theme of the retreat or
be used to introduce the recipient’s teaching and research agenda to
At the request of the
Jeffrey Cook Charitable Trust, which has graciously provided the funding
for this award, the scholarship recipient will be expected to submit a
modest note to the Trust describing what the scholarship and retreat
attendance meant to her/him relative to
scholarships are intended to provide support for faculty from
developing countries who are teaching environmental control systems
(or a closely related area of building science). Retreat scholarships
will be awarded on a competitive basis following review of all
applications received by the deadline.
is no prescribed application form. Applications will consist of an
electronically submitted Word or pdf document that provides the
information noted below. Item 3 (and perhaps 5) will be critical to the
selection committee. Applications must be submitted by e-mail.They may
not exceed two letter-size pages (A4 or 8.5 x 11).
1. Contact information: name of the applicant, current
institutional affiliation, citizenship, mailing address, telephone
number, and e-mail address.
SBSE membership status: Evidence of prior/ongoing SBSE membership
will be considered a plus. Applicants must be a Member at the time of
application. Renewing one’s SBSE membership is a requirement of
3. Building science
teaching background: current and prior universities and programs,
specific environmental control system (or related building science)
courses currently and previously taught, and relevant research/service experiences.
4. Impact statement: briefly but clearly describe the
benefits you anticipate that you, your institution, and your country
would derive from participation in the 2017 SBSE Retreat.
5. Retreat experiences: indicate
whether you have attended previous SBSE retreats and/or received a
previous Cook scholarship.
6. Special circumstances: if you believe you qualify as an
applicant for this scholarship, but are applying while in residence in a
developed country you will need to convince the selection committee that
your residence therein is temporary and that you are in fact from a
developing country and will soon return there to teach.
critical dates and deadlines above. Late applications will not be
Submit applications to: email@example.com
Use the subject: SBSE COOK
Coordinator (inquiries only): Walter Grondzik, firstname.lastname@example.org
following countries are deemed to have developed economies.
Applicants from these
countries are NOT eligible for this scholarship. Applicants who
are citizens of a developing country, but who currently reside in a
developed country will need to make a case for being qualified for this
scholarship (see item 5 above).
*Developing countries are those
not included in the following list of advanced economies developed by
the U. S. government (source: