Biosphere 2 Faculty Innovative Teaching Fellowship

A program to match UArizona faculty and students from all disciplines with the world-class facilities and projects at Biosphere 2, the new Biosphere 2 Faculty Innovative Teaching Fellowship awards $5,000 each year to up to five faculty.

Call for Spring 2021 Applications from UArizona Faculty

Program Description link: B2 FIT Fellows

2021 Letter of Interest link: B2 FIT Fellows

- Review of Letters (by the 2020 Founding Fellows cohort) will begin in late March.
- Full applications, by invitation, will be reviewed beginning in late April.
- Letters of Interest are required prior to invitation for full application.
- Selection will take place and new cohort announced in May 2021.

Information Sessions: will be held via zoom on Wed 24 March at 2pm and Fri 26 March at 4pm.

Please ask for Zoom link: from Bernadette Olson (

About The Program

To better connect Biosphere 2 opportunities to UArizona students, Biosphere 2 is seeking proposals from UArizona faculty to join the B2 Faculty Innovative Teaching Fellows Program and to include Biosphere 2 in their existing courses or in development of new courses or sections. UArizona faculty from across all colleges representing diverse disciplines, career stages, and diversity of backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply. Proposals should integrate into the science, creative humanities, arts and/or design aspects of Biosphere 2, including, but not limited to, utilizing data-sets and research projects ongoing within the various habitats; engaging with the human history of confined or controlled ecosystems; focusing on the aesthetic and design implications of B2; and imagining how Biosphere 2 can be a catalyst for a more equitable and resilient future for all species and systems.

Course proposals within the priority education areas of general education (GenEd), Arizona Institutes for Resilience (AIR), Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP), Arizona Online, UA Global, and other high-value and synergistic UArizona initiatives are also encouraged. While undergraduate courses will be prioritized, co-convened undergraduate and graduate courses and full graduate courses will also be considered. Priority will be given to proposals that modify or develop courses that will continue to be offered past the initial teaching fellows program period.

The 2021-2022 cohort will be active Biosphere 2 Innovative Teaching Fellows for 15 months beginning summer 2021 through summer 2022.

This program is open to applications from all University of Arizona faculty (excluding graduate students and most post-doctoral), including part-time and full-time instructors, at all ranks: tenured and tenure-line; affiliate; clinical; career-track; adjunct; visiting; research; practice; extension; retired; designated campus colleagues; and continuing status. As well, professional administrative staff whose jobs involve at least a 50% component focused on instructional design, delivery and/or assessment are also eligible to apply. For questions about faculty eligibility or other program details please contact Kevin Bonine (Biosphere 2 Director of Education,

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