Resource Organization: Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is working toward a future in which societies meet people’s needs for water, food, health and other vital services while sustaining the planet. As the university’s hub of interdisciplinary environment and sustainability research, the Stanford Woods Institute is the go-to place for Stanford faculty, researchers and students to collaborate on environmental research. Their interdisciplinary work crosses sectors and disciplines, advancing solutions to the most critical, complex environmental and sustainability challenges.

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The Stanford Woods Institute EVP program provides seed grants from $10,000 to $200,000, for up to two years, for interdisciplinary research projects that seek to identify solutions to pressing problems of the environment and sustainability. Research projects are evaluated for their intellectual merit, potential to solve critical problems, the integration of the disciplinary strengths...
Through the MUIR program, faculty identify and submit an application on behalf of a Stanford undergraduate student who will work on a specific research project in support of the faculty member’s environmental research. MUIR fellowships allow faculty members to bring to their lab a funded undergraduate research intern...
The Rising Environmental Leaders Program through Stanford Woods Institute works to develop the next generation of environmental leaders. This year-round program is open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and offers hands-on experiential learning and networking opportunities.
The Mel Lane Student Grants program offers grants for Stanford student-driven-and-managed environmental projects that make a measurable impact on sustainability issues through direct activities or applied research.