The Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) attracts and trains some of the world’s most promising leaders working on issues related to environment, resources, and human wellbeing. Established in 2001 and named with a sustaining gift from the Emmett family in 2009, the program promotes interdisciplinary research and equips students with an unprecedented range of skills for discovering solutions and shaping policy.
The honor highlights young leaders who demonstrate the world-changing promise of sustainability in their everyday work.
Faculty Scholar Fund
$1 million (named, endowed)
E-IPER Faculty Scholar Funds help support faculty who engage deeply in the program and work to meet the evolving needs of its students.
Graduate Fellowship Funds
$150,000 (named, expendable) or $600,000 (named, endowed)
Graduate fellowships allow E-IPER to recruit and support the most talented and promising PhD students, even as federal support for research and other funding sources grow less certain.
Expendable Program Support Fund
$100,000 or more (named)
These funds enhance the educational experience of E-IPER students by providing support for visiting scholars/lecturers, collaboration grants, student opportunities grants, and more.
E-IPER Director’s Fund
$10,000 or more
Gifts of at least $10,000 (payable over five years) will earn a 1:1 match and will be pooled together to provide the E-IPER director with support for collaboration grants, visiting scholars, and more.