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Walter and Lalita Janke Innovations in Sustainability Science Research Fund

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The 2017 Janke Research Fund is now accepting pre-proposals. View the 2017  RFP .


In December 2015, FAU’s Center for Environmental Studies received a $1 million gift from Dr. Walter and Lalita Janke to establish the Walter and Lalita Janke Innovations in Sustainability Science Research Fund, which will support faculty research that advances knowledge and applications relevant for improving environmental sustainability. The fund will promote an annual $50,000 competitive research grant to a faculty researcher or research team at FAU. CES at FAU, which advances Florida’s sustainability by seeding collaborative research, education, and community engagement activities, has already leveraged additional resources for this competition, bringing the amount available in 2016 to $70,000.

The funded projects will provide support and training for student researchers; promote inter-disciplinary collaborations; develop momentum for additional external research funding proposals; and generate high-quality, publishable scientific papers.

The five funded projects for 2016 are:

Please contact Dr. John Baldwin at jbaldwin@fau.edu for more information about this fund. View the 2017  RFP .



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