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.