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1/31/18 UPDATE: The application period for FY19 Global Resilience Institute seed grant funding has closed.


The Global Resilience Institute (GRI) has opened the application period for its next round of seed grant funding. Faculty from all nine colleges at Northeastern University who are committed to building interdisciplinary resilience research capacity are eligible to apply.

During the first round of seed grant funding launched in early 2017, a diverse group of proposals were submitted for consideration — and the 11 selected teams were notified in May. The funded inaugural teams incorporate researchers from Northeastern’s College of Engineering; College of Social Science and Humanities; College of Science; College of Computer and Information Science; College of Arts, Media and Design; Bouvé College of Health Sciences; School of Law; and D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Two projects also include researchers from the Network Science Institute, and The George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security.

For the second round of funding, applications are due January 31, 2018 and selected teams will be notified by March 19, 2018.

To learn more about the program, or to apply, visit the Seed Grant page by clicking HERE.


The Global Resilience Institute (GRI) at Northeastern University is an initiative involving all nine of its colleges, making Northeastern the first university to establish resilience as a university-wide focus. GRI is underwritten by a major internal investment that positions it to undertake resilience-related initiatives that will contribute to the safety, security, sustainability, health and well-being of individuals, communities, systems, and societies. In the face of intensifying disruptions of all kinds, both slow- moving and sudden, the concept of resilience is gaining worldwide traction and relevance. The research and educational mission of the Global Resilience Institute is to develop and deploy practical tools, applications, and skills that bolster the capacity of societies at multiple levels to successfully navigate the challenges associated with a more turbulent world. It will accomplish this by organizing and leading external partnerships with the world’s top universities and research centers, by facilitating new interdisciplinary research collaborations, and by working in close partnership with industry, government and non-governmental organizations. Northeastern is uniquely positioned to undertake this effort because of its pursuit of research that focuses on discovering solutions to the global challenges in health, sustainability and security. Additionally, it is home to professors and research centers that have been making widely recognized contributions to resilience scholarship and public policy.

Within the theme of resilience, the Institute will support multi-disciplinary research in eight strategic focus areas that draw on the diversity of resilience-related expertise that already exists at Northeastern University. This includes research capacity in network science, health sciences, coastal and urban sustainability, engineering, cyber-security and privacy, social and behavioral sciences, public policy, urban affairs, business, law, game design, architecture, and geospatial analysis.

Learn more here