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Welcoming Our 2015 Program Fellows

Through our prestigious Fellowship Program, BFI welcomes a small number of outstanding students and early-career practitioners to our team for four months each summer. The fellowship is designed as an interdisciplinary collaborative, and provides a unique opportunity to contextualize systems thinking through immersion in the Fuller Challenge cycle through research, writing, and dialog with BFI staff, partners, and senior advisors.

We are thrilled to introduce our 2015 Fellows: Vrinda Manglik and Melissa Kelly.

2015 Fuller Challenge Advisors

The application window may be closed for this Challenge cycle, but the work is just getting going at BFI where members of the review team and selection committee are hard at work evaluating hundreds of whole-systems solutions for inclusion in the Catalyst Program and for the $100,000 Fuller Challenge prize.

Dispatches From the Field: "Water man of India" Rajendra Singh wins prestigious prize

Rajendra Singh, a 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Semi-finalist with the project TBS River Regeneration, recently received the preeminent Stockholm Water Prize. The award presented to Rajendra is often considered the Nobel Prize for water, for methods that are that actually based on an ancient Indian technique.

The director of the award, Torgny Holmgren, said: "In a world where demand for freshwater is booming, we will face a severe water crisis within decades if we do not learn how to better take care of our water. Mr Singh is a beacon of hope."

Dispatches From the Field: 2014 Fuller Challenge Semifinalists Launch New Design Effort

In 2014, a team from The Biomimicry Institute was announced as a Semifinalist in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge for their initiative AskNature, an immense, web-based interactive database, learning tool, and living Biomimicry encyclopedia, which seeks to catalog and propagate solutions to the most pressing human challenges by drawing from time-tested strategies evolved by nature.

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