IL&FS has established an endowed fund (IL&FS
Endowed Fund for MAGEEP Visiting Scholars) at Washington University in St.
Louis (WUStl) to create a Visiting Scholars Program. Visiting Scholars
will be from MAGEEP Universities (see
http://mageep.wustl.edu ) and IL&FS Group of companies and will spend
about 3 months to work on a project related to Energy, Environment and
Sustainability at Washington University under the direction of faculty from
WUStL and personnel from IL&FS. The students will be involved in research
and education related to energy, environment and sustainability, and continue
work on return to the home institution. Travel expenses to and from St.
Louis, and living expenses in St. Louis will be covered through a stipend.
A parallel program will select students from any MAGEEP University to spend time
at IL&FS India through a paid Internship program working on Energy,
Environmental and Sustainability Projects.
Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd. (IL&FS,
), is India’s leading Infrastructure Development & Financing
Institution. Over the past 20 years, IL&FS has actively engaged with
Central and State Governments, Private Sector Companies
and Communities, to develop and finance infrastructure projects on a Public
Private Partnership (PPP) basis. Across a range of sectors,
such as Surface Transport, Water and Waste-water, Energy,
Telecom, Environment, E-Governance, Education, IL&FS has been
able to establish replicable models of private sector
ingenuity harnessed for public purposes. This work has
also contributed to the development of the policy environment in the country to
support such initiatives.
Since the mid 1990’s, IL&FS has been
governed under a comprehensive Environment and Social
Policy Framework (ESPF) that underscores mainstreaming
sustainability. More recently, the Board of Directors of
IL&FS approved the establishment of the IL&FS
Academy for Applied Development (IAAD). It is
intended that IAAD serve as a vehicle to scale sustainability initiatives that
have passed the proof of concept stage and through this process stimulate
innovation and leadership.
The McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environmental Partnership (MAGEEP,
) is a network of 28 Universities under the auspices of the McDonnell
International Scholars Academy that is involved in research, education and
operations in areas related to Energy, Environment and Sustainability. The
mission is to collectively identify and collaboratively tackle important global
energy and environmental challenges in an integrated and holistic manner. The
goals are to: promote collaborative projects in various aspects of energy &
environment with seed funding; be a forum for exchange of ideas and promoting
interactions via International Symposia; explore opportunities for sustaining
research collaborations by collaboratively funding initiatives; share
educational experiences and best practices in campus operations.
Click Below for Additional Information:
For Information and Application Form for 2012 Visiting Scholar Program at WUStL
For information and Application Form for 2012 IL&FS Internship Program in India
For additional information, please contact Kim Coleman