Supporting Stanford's Environmental Researchers
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is a unifying force and hub for interdisciplinary research. Our community of cross-sector scholars comes from all seven of Stanford’s schools to collaborate in an innovative and supportive atmosphere. We support their research by leveraging Stanford funding for maximum impact, helping projects compete for outside funding and connecting ideas to action by engaging decision-makers. In this way, we have supported researchers from multiple disciplines as they join forces to study and surmount roadblocks to global sustainability.
Environmental Venture Projects (EVP)
To catalyze transformative environmental and sustainability research around the world, the Stanford Woods Institute has awarded more than $7 million in EVP seed grants to interdisciplinary research teams from all of Stanford’s 34 departments. These innovative projects focus on finding solutions to a wide range of challenges. Since 2004, the Stanford Woods Institute has awarded EVP grants to more than 49 interdisciplinary research teams, leading to developments such as natural resources valuation software, biodegradable building materials, clean drinking water delivery systems in Africa and endangered species protection in California.
Stanford faculty who play an active role in the interdisciplinary environmental community supported by the Stanford Woods Institute can pursue two-year terms as Affiliated Faculty. Eligible faculty actively participate in Woods-sponsored research and events in numerous ways, including: submitting Environmental Venture Project (EVP) proposals; engaging with other research initiatives, programs or centers supported by the Stanford Woods Institute; attending Environmental Forums or other seminars and workships supported by Woods; participating in Woods committees and participating in Woods-supported educational programs. For more information or assistance with becoming affiliated, contact Assistant Director of Administration Patti Hines at (650) 736-2357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.