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The Stanford Institute for the Environment (SIE) has awarded a second round of Environmental Interdisciplinary Initiatives grants to 17 members of the Stanford University faculty. Five projects, from the re-introduction of a local butterfly species to an assessment of groundwater privatization in India, will receive a total of $640,408 over the next two years. Each project involves the collaboration of two to six Stanford faculty members representing a broad range of fields, including earth sciences, education, biological sciences, economics and history.

The grants are designed to encourage campus-wide collaborative research in areas such as environmental ethics and risk analysis, energy and global change, conservation science and policy, sustainable land use, and marine and freshwater ecology.

''We received a total of 29 letters of intent from faculty, many of whom had not been active in the institute to date,'' said institute director Jeffrey Koseff, a professor of civil and environmental engineering. ''We were particularly pleased to receive proposals from a broad set of applicants including faculty from the social sciences and the humanities.''

A 14-member committee representing the major schools, disciplines and programs on campus reviewed each letter, and 10 finalists were then selected for submission as full proposals.

''Although we were not able to fund all the ideas generated through the formal grant proposal process, the institute continues to welcome ideas for innovative, interdisciplinary research,'' said Barton H. ''Buzz'' Thompson Jr., the Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law who is also an institute director.

The following five proposals will receive an average grant of $128,000 from 2005 to 2007:

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Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University
21-Jun-2005


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