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Research - EESI Centers and Initiatives

EESI Centers and Initiatives


Faculty-driven and directed, EESI centers are leaders in interdisciplinary, collaborative and innovative research in the ever-changing environmental sciences. Researchers involved with the centers are engaged in understanding the earth system, how it affects people and how people affect it.

EESI centers and initiatives promote, conduct and coordinate interdisciplinary research and educational activities within environmental sciences/engineering/social sciences. Centers or initiatives are selected in a competitive process that occurs every three years. Centers receive funding awards from EESI from $5,000 to $15,000 per year for their activities.

The last call for center proposals occurred in Spring 2017 with the centers below funded. The next call for proposals will occur in 2020. For more information see: 2017 EESI Call for Center Proposals

Penn State University Guidelines for Research Institutes and Centers.

Research Centers Supported by EESI

Federally Funded Centers

EESI Facilities


Funding Awards (Archive)