UVA's Environmental Institute

Formerly the Environmental Resilience Institute (or "ERI"), UVA's Environmental Institute has a new name and an expanded mission. UVA's EI supports interdisciplinary research and training that is both great and good at the intersection of climate change and human well-being.

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The Environmental Institute and Contemplative Sciences Center hosted a conversation on the effect of climate change on mental health. Two UVA scholars answered questions on climate anxiety ahead of the event.
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Two EI affiliates, Jonathan Colmer and Jay Shimshack, analyzed the most polluted U.S. census tracts and were cited in a recent article in The Conversation about federal efforts to protect the U.S. public from fine-particle...
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Andrés Clarens, whose research focuses on understanding decarbonization of infrastructure systems, will be an assistant director of the White House’s Office of Science Technology Policy .
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Climate despair is emerging as a psychosocial threat. But UVA researchers have found a potential source of hope that is underutilized.
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Climate change is real. So are the solutions.
Initiatives
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Climate Collaborative
Large, interdisciplinary research teams addressing climate-related challenges
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Climate Restoration Initiative
Interdisciplinary team focused on negative emissions & carbon removal strategies for Virginia
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Decarbonization Corps
Projects to increase the pace of decarbonization through research projects
Seed Grant Opportunities
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Rapid Response
Funding on an ongoing, rolling basis for time-sensitive research
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Spark Funding
Funding for individual researchers ready to build novel research
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CoLab
Funding teams for 1-2 years on novel interdisciplinary collaborations
Fellowships
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Climate Fellows
Postdoctoral program for researchers focused on climate change & impacts
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Global to Community
Postdoctoral fellows who work as a cohort to bridge global-scale modeling
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Practitioner
Non-academic practitioners who enhance research & teaching in environmental issues
Student Opportunities
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Internships
10-week summer internship program for UVA students
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Externships
Opportunities for UVA students to shadow workplace mentors
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Environmental Futures Fellows
Opportunities for UVA graduate students to conduct summer research
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