Parsons has just announced a call for fellowship grant proposals for the Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design. The endowment was established at Parsons in 2001 in memory of designer Michael Kalil, who taught at the school for many years. The mission of the endowment is twofold: to foster an understanding of the design intersections between nature and technology and to support the sustainability of built environments.Each year the endowment awards three $5,000 Memorial Fellowship Grants: one for a Parsons student, one for a New School faculty member or outside practitioner, and one for an interdisciplinary team of Parsons students working from within three or more of Parsons’ five schools. The endowment also sponsors a visit or lecture at The New School by an annual Kalil Fellow. The Kalil Fellow is selected from an international community of scholars and practitioners working in the spirit of Michael Kalil. This year’s lecture is scheduled to take place in February 2010. For more information, visit www.parsons.newschool.edu/sce/kalil .