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.
While carrying out scientific research in forest ecology, Stanford’s Lauren Oakes found stories of hope by immersing herself in local communities. In her new book, she explores a journey of loss, adaptation and resilience to climate change
E-IPER students Valerie Shen, MS/MBA ’19, and Michael Levin, MS/JD ’19 competed on the team that received the grand prize for their ideas to optimize electricity use in the Stanford Cleantech Challenge.
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.