Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Lauren Chambliss
Communications Director
Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

Cornell University has been awarded four sustainability-related NSF-sponsored "Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship" (IGERT) grants for graduate students:
- Materials for a Sustainable Future
- Food Systems and Poverty Reduction
- Sustainable Energy Recovery from the Earth
- Cross-Scale Biogeochemistry and Climate

The IGERTs provide doctoral students with the opportunity to work as members of interdisciplinary teams, learning the concepts, methods and vocabularies of other disciplines as they collaborate to solve some of the world’s most complex problems.

Cornell also provides a number of research incentives for undergraduates, including several opportunities for sustainability-related research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

Since 2008, the Atkinson Center's Academic Venture Fund (AVF) has been the primary program for sustainability-related research within Cornell.
The fund stimulates cross-disciplinary research in sustainability science at Cornell and promotes activities with the potential to attract external partners in industry, government, NGOs, and foundations. Thus far, the AVF has supported 45 projects for a total of $3.6 Million.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:

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