Santa Clara University


CSTS Fellowship Programs

The Center for Science, Technology, and Society currently offers two fellowship programs for research funding at Santa Clara University. Read below to learn about our fellowship programs and how to apply.


Miller Faculty Fellowship Program

The Jeff and Karen Miller Faculty Fellowships in Frugal Innovation will fund collaborative faculty/student engineering research to address the needs of underserved communities worldwide.

Frugal innovation is a bundle of creative engineering design and social entrepreneurial strategies to address the basic human needs of people in underserved communities worldwide. Frugal innovation develops novel technologies to addresses basic human needs, such as health care, clean water, renewable energy, and sustainable building technologies. It begins with the question: how can we develop and apply novel technologies that underserved communities can afford and use over time to meet basic human needs?


Roelandts Fellowship Program

The Willem P. Roelandts and Maria Constantino-Roelandts Grant Program in Science and Technology for Social Benefit supports projects that are commensurate with the Center's mission, "to understand and enable the innovative application of science and technology for global human benefit." CSTS is pleased to make these research awards, and hopes that these internal grants can help faculty seek additional, extra-mural funds, as well as continue to mentor our student scholars. The Center also encourages the integration of this research with new STS course development and the Values in Science & Technology pathway (also sponsored by CSTS).

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