Global Resilience Institute Seed Grant Program expands, with 8 newly funded research teams at Northeastern University
Now in its second year, the Global Resilience Institute (GRI) Seed Grant Program will fund eight new interdisciplinary resilience research projects at Northeastern University. The new teams incorporate a total of 22 faculty researchers and their projects explore a range of resilience-related topics including coastal flooding, the role of the media, crime and community resilience, combating the opioid crisis, and more, with funding from GRI for 1-2 years. Each project involves collaboration by faculty members from two or more Northeastern colleges. In one, the team analyzing “Inequality and Vulnerability in Pre-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico,” will collaborate with researchers from the National Institute of Energy and Island Sustainability (INESI) of the University of Puerto Rico, to establish a long-term research agenda embedded in the local context. They aim to contribute to the ongoing discussions of Puerto Rico’s energy future by offering a perspective on resilience that incorporates equity and justice and supports a just, climate-adapted energy transition.