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 of the team and the project’s potential to secure additional funding.  Additionally, invited proposals will be sent to Stanford’s Ethics and Society Review Board for any ideas and comments for applying PIs to consider regarding the research.

Requests for $60,000 or less, for more discrete research needs in line with the priorities and guidelines of the EVP program, are also encouraged. Funds up to this level may also be requested for preliminary activities to support the development of larger projects, for which PIs may apply for an EVP or REIP award in a future round.


Each PI (Lead and Co-) must be a member of the Academic Council or Medical Center Line. Please verify that both PI and co-PI are PI eligible.

Faculty members may only be Lead PI on one EVP application at a time, either for one EVP Small Grant or one EVP Grant, and not both. Likewise a faculty member may not apply for a Woods Institute EVP grant and an REIP grant in the same application cycle. Faculty members are also restricted from being the Lead PI on more than one active grant from the EVP Program or REIP Program.

However, faculty may be the Lead PI on consecutive grants from the EVP program and/or REIP program. In the case of a consecutive award, a Lead PI applying for a new award will need to have any existing, open grant award from either EVP or REIP set to close, and have the required financial and narrative reports of the current award submitted before the new award can begin.

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Faculty Principal Investigator (PI) Required?: Yes

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