Institute Affiliates

About the Affiliate Program

Irving Institute Affiliates are the cornerstone of the Institute community.  

Irving Institute Faculty AffiliatesFaculty affiliates are foundational members of Irving Institute and are composed of faculty with a track-record of transformative and interdisciplinary energy and society work. They will work together with Irving Institute staff form the core of the Irving Institute community.  Additionally, they will use their scholarship, teaching and engagement to grapple with and explore real-world energy and society issues and collaborate with partners outside the college to explore important energy and society issues. Irving Institute Faculty Affiliates can be Dartmouth College tenured/tenure-track, research, and teaching faculty. Irving Institute provides faculty affiliates an opportunity to apply for competitive funds available to support research for individuals, pilot projects, or larger research groups, and/or for energy and society related curricular and co-curricular development and sabbaticals. Irving Institute Faculty Affiliate appointments are for three years with a renewable term. Affiliate applications are due June 1 of every year and will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary committee composed of internal and external energy and society experts.

Irving Institute Associate Affiliates: Associates are graduate students, post-docs, junior researchers and staff who are developing skills in interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship on energy and society issues. The Institute supports the training and mentorship of early-career Associates seeking to develop new skills and participate in interdisciplinary research and educational activities. Irving Institute training activities will support future careers in energy and society related fields, scholarship and broader engagement on energy related issues. The associates are chosen based on their promise to become internationally recognized for their energy and society research and those most likely to affect transformative energy and society outcomes. Irving Institute Associates serve for two years with a renewable term. Associate applications are due June 1 of every year and will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary committee composed of internal and external energy and society experts.

Irving Institute Visiting Affiliates: Visiting scholars or other professionals in residence at Irving Institute (limited terms, one week to one year, renewable a maximum of four times). The Irving Institute Visiting Scholars program extends the reach of Irving Institute to welcome external researchers and practitioners to enrich the Irving Institute community of energy and society research and education. Irving Institute Visiting Scholars link the Irving Institute with other academic institutions, governments, not-for-profit institutions, journalists, artists, and corporations. Visiting Scholars will reside at the Irving Institute and be invited to teach, lecture, and/or participate in energy and society related research projects. Nominations for Visiting Scholars are welcomed by the Irving Institute at any time.

Benefits to Affiliates

All Irving Institute affiliates will be members in the Irving Institute community, providing

  • The right to list Irving Institute affiliation on CVs, publications, and work products
  • Access to flexible and assignable working space in the Irving Institute building
  • Access to Irving Institute event spaces and event-planning services with little or no charge (fees for food and externally-sponsored events)
  • Eligibility to compete for Irving Institute-funded grants
  • Invitations to activities for affiliates, including events with special guests
  • Access to Irving Institute services including communications, grant budgeting and submissions, and consultation on the preparation of grant proposals to foundations and government agencies
  • Opportunities to house research projects and personnel at Irving Institute when an interdisciplinary and outward-facing energy and society project is funded
  • Eligibility to apply for matching and seed funding for external grant proposals
  • Access to Irving Institute professional development or training activities

Affiliate Responsibilities

  • Speaking to the Irving Institute community in the Irving Institute seminar series.
  • Regular participation in the Irving Institute community, including attending Irving Institute seminars and lunches, dinners/salons or Irving Institute workshops, and other Irving Institute events
  • Representing the Irving Institute to university leadership and external partners
  • Serving occasionally on Irving Institute committees to advance and improve Irving Institute initiatives and activities
  • Including Irving Institute staff and services on external grants when appropriate, to help support Irving Institute programs directly and supply indirect funds that help grow Irving Institute capabilities
  • Including Irving Institute branding on presentation and marketing materials, as appropriate