Eleven interdisciplinary resilience research projects tackling a wide array of critical resilience issues are currently being funded by the Global Resilience Institute (GRI) at Northeastern University. The cross-college teams are engaging in a unique interdisciplinary effort involving an array of resilience-related topics including healthy aging, terrorism, critical infrastructure, use of remote systems for post-disaster damage assessments, community and urban resilience, sanctuary cities, energy system resilience, women’s networks in social crisis, coastal adaptation, and resilience modeling tools.

A News@Northeastern piece, published on August 14, featured the program:

“Crisis can strike suddenly and on a large scale: take a major hurricane or tsunami, for example. It can also strike more gradually and on a small scale, such as the breakdown of the human body as it ages. To be better prepared for risks that can threaten our health and well-being on the national and cellular levels (and everything in between), dozens of researchers across Northeastern’s colleges are working to bolster the broad understanding of resilience.

Through a new seed grant program supported by Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute, 11 interdisciplinary teams of researchers from all of Northeastern’s colleges are studying vastly different facets of resilience—including combating arthritis and better understanding the role gender plays in community resilience—so we can bounce back better and stronger when we get knocked down.” –Molly Callahan, News@Northeastern

CLICK HERE to read the full piece.

To explore the projects currently being funded by GRI, CLICK HERE