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Bren is now accepting proposals for the 2017-18 Group Project cycle! Proposals are due January 27, 2017 by 5:00pm to projects@bren.ucsb.edu.

The Group Project is a signature of the Bren School and an indispensable element of a master’s curriculum that prepares students for careers as solution-oriented environmental professionals.

The projects provide students with unparalleled training and experience in performing professional-level work that involves managing group dynamics and applying technical expertise to solve complex, multidisciplinary environmental problems — before the students leave school. Group Projects also give businesses, Public Presentations 2016government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations the opportunity to have a group of talented students tackle their environmental problem and make specific and meaningful recommendations.

The Bren School invites any agency, company, organization, or individual facing an environmental challenge to submit a proposal for a Group Project. This is a valuable opportunity to have a group of talented master's students tackle the problem and make recommendations to address it. It is also an excellent opportunity to establish a working relationship with the Bren School.

The Bren School solicits Group Project proposals in fall every year. Proposals are due January 27, 2017. Appropriate Group Project topics are current problems in environmental policy or management that require a solution.

Each proposal chosen by the Group Project Selection Committee will be assigned a group of MESM students, and work on the projects will commence during spring quarter of the students' first year of study. The groups will work on the projects for one year and present their results in April of their second year in panel presentations and poster presentations that are open to the public.

For information on submitting a Group Project proposal, please see our 2017-2018 Request For Proposals.
For formatting requirements, please see our 2017-18 Proposal Guidelines.

To view last year's successful proposals, please see our current Group Projects webpage.

Please submit proposals or questions about submitting a proposal to: Casey Hankey, Group Project Coordinator, projects@bren.ucsb.edu.