IoES faculty grant program to support interdisciplinary environmental research at UCLA.
Research projects should:
Research projects are encouraged that:
Grant period: The grant period is 2 years, December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2015.
Proposals are due October 31, 2013, 5:00 pm.
Awards will be announced December 1, 2013.
The Selection Committee will include IoES faculty members from the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities or professional schools who are not applying for grants, and up to two members from IoES administration.
Proposal must include:
1. Do grant collaborators have to be core faculty of the IoES?
Answer: No. Core Faculty, Adjunct Faculty and Associate Faculty (appointment approved by the Academic Senate) are qualified to be Principal Investigators on these grant proposals. However, the PI’s can request a member of the Affiliate Faculty (who is approved by the Director as a member informally) be a Co-PI on a proposal. There are nearly 100 faculty associated with the IoES as Core, Adjunct, Associate or Affiliate Faculty, based in every school and nearly every department at UCLA listed here on the IoES website http://www.environment.ucla.edu/people/
2. Do grants overhead have to be paid by the recipients?
Answer: No, there is no overhead on these grants, as the source is a gift fund where the IoES already paid a 6.5% gift tax.
3. If the grant funds are used to fund a student as a GSR. does the grant have to pay for student fees.
Answer: Yes, if the percentage time for the GSR goes over 25%, student fees must be paid, at the rate of $4,943.21 per quarter.
For more information or if you have any questions about your project or research ideas, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ESVP committee chair Prof. Richard Ambrose will provide a response.
This program is based in part on the Environmental Venture Project program of the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.
Principal Investigator: Hilary Godwin
Co-Principal Investigator(s): Kevin Njabo, Susanna Hecht and Tom Smith
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Principal Investigator: Eric M.V. Hoek
Co-Principal Investigator(s): J.R. DeShazo
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Principal Investigator: Hilary Godwin
Co-Principal Investigator(s): Timothy Malloy, Patrick Allard
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Principal Investigator: David Jacobs
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Principal Investigator: Magali Delmas
Co-Principal Investigator(s): Matt Kahn, William Kaiser"The results will be analyzed and presented at meetings and disseminated through peer-reviewed publications in academic economics journals and other outlets, including public release of the work to investors, researchers and the general public. This project contains significant public outreach and educational components. We will engage local commercial interests and managers on energy efficiency and conservation strategies. We will also distribute findings with executives in our UCLA Corporate Partners program and events, which support cutting-edge corporate environmental research and education with leaders in “green business.”"