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Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

We train the next generation to help solve critical environmental and sustainability challenges.

Joint and Dual MS Research Assistantships

Joint and Dual MS Research Assistantships

E-IPER provides opportunities for Joint and Dual MS students to work as research assistants on faculty mentored, individualized environment, energy, and sustainability research. Through this offering, E-IPER aims to encourage and accelerate collaboration among faculty scholars, their labs, and the MS students as emerging practitioners.

Beginning in Spring Quarter 2021, we anticipate awarding 3 Research Assistantships (RAships) annually, each of which will support one project. The funding will include a one-quarter 25% RAship (salary + associated tuition) supporting approximately 10 hours of research work/week.

Research Assistantship Projects

Joint and Dual MS students have the unique opportunity to work with faculty from the School of Earth, School of Engineering, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford Law School, Stanford Woods Institute, and Precourt Institute for Energy on specialized projects. Listed are the available RAships for Spring 2021:

Newsha Ajami | Literature Review on the Threat of Western Wildfires to Watersheds

Newsha Ajami | Small-Hydropower/In-conduit hydroelectric generation Resources Assessment for California

Inês Azevedo | Readiness for EV Charging at Deep Adoption

Jeffrey Ball & Tom Heller | The Climate of Infrastructure Project

Sally Benson | Business Models for Multi-use Agriculture Equipment in India

Sally Benson | Pathways to Carbon Neutrality in California

Sarah Fletcher | Measuring Affordability and Access under California's Human Right to Water

Margot Gerritsen | Toward and Equitable Mobility Future: Understanding Drivers and Barriers

Jon Krosnick | Opportunities for Policy Change to Address Climate Change

William Tarpeh | Valorizing Water Pollutants to Accelerate Sanitation Access in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gabrielle Wong-Parodi | Energy Utility Companies' Climate Adaptation Decisions

Based in a faculty member’s research area, this new RAship initiative is intended to leverage the practice-oriented lens of the E-IPER Joint and Dual MS students, and augment their course-based learning with research experiences. This RAship will bring together interested faculty from across Stanford's seven schools with E-IPER MS students on applications of research in actionable, meaningful practice.

With generous support from the Ann and Reid Buckley Fund as well as the Emmett Fund, all research areas of interest to E-IPER students and faculty are eligible for RAships.

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Anjana Richards

Faculty Questions?

For faculty interested in learning more about the MS Research Assistantship program and submitting a proposal, please contact Anjana Richards, Associate Director of Program Strategy and Curriculum at or (650) 721-1673.
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Maile Kuida

Student Questions?

For students interested in learning more about the MS Research Assistantship program and how to apply, contact Maile Kuida, Student Services Officer, at or (650) 427-0824.
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