ISEN is dedicated to the support of student research and initiatives across the Northwestern community in the areas of sustainability and energy.
Summer Research Funding Opportunity for Northwestern University Undergraduates
ISEN collaborates with the Undergraduate Research Grant Office (URG) in the Provost's Office to provide summer research grants for undergraduates on sustainability and energy topics. Summer Grants will provide an unrestricted $3,000 to cover research and living expenses for full-time summer projects. Please note: Students must place ISEN in the proposal's short title to allow for quick identification as an ISEN proposal.
Please review materials at the Office of the Provost's Undergraduate Research Grant website.
To see examples of past-funded student research, please click here.
Resnick Family Social Impact Program
The Institute for Sustainability at Northwestern University (ISEN) has launched the Resnick Family Social Impact Program, which supports student projects that address significant local and global challenges in sustainability and energy. The Program, seeded by a generous $500,000 gift from Paula Stamler Resnick (WCAS ’86) and Ira Resnick, bridges resource gaps between research and solution ideation, proof-of-concept work, and testing methods for implementation-at-scale.
“The Program will provide new support mechanisms for student innovation, expanding opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration across the University,” said Demetria Giannisis, ISEN’s Director of Operations and Outreach. “ISEN, as the University’s integrative Institute for sustainability and energy research, education, and engagement is uniquely positioned to bridge disciplinary gaps and work across the NU community to build new models for student entrepreneurship.”
Student teams are invited to submit local and/or global proposals for projects (including associated travel assistance related to project development, as necessary). Applications will be accepted three times during the academic year (AY), with deadlines in November, February, and May. Upcoming AY15-16 deadlines are:
- Friday, March 11, 2016
- Monday, May 2, 2016
For more information about the Resnick Family Social Impact Program and for application instructions, please see the REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS.