Seed Grant Program
GRI's seed grant funding supports innovative, cross-college research proposals within Northeastern University.
The goal of the program is to provide 1-2 years of seed funding for research projects that will then be positioned to successfully compete for major external grants. Awardees are expected to work with GRI on identifying follow-on sponsors for the research and to pursue external grants by the end of Year 1 of funding.
Within the theme of resilience, GRI supports multi-disciplinary research in eight strategic focus areas:
- Tools and measurement
- Design and engineering
- Governance and incentives
- Individual and health
- Social and community
- Enterprise and Economy
- Security and systems
Terrorism and international business: Building financial resilience
To date, there has been scant theoretical or empirical research on how terrorism affects business.
Coastal flooding prediction and mitigation: Integrating high-fidelity computer models with field observations
The rapid growth of coastal cities and communities is increasing the vulnerability of people and infrastructure to flood hazard.
Interrogating resilience: An analysis of inequality and vulnerability in pre-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico
Disasters reveal the vulnerability, inequality, and power embedded within the fabric of any society.
Maximizing resilience for people living with physical disability
Stroke is the leading cause of disability. The fastest rising stroke population is younger individuals, < 55 years-old, who are still in the “prime” of their lives.
Community resilience to combat opioid addiction crisis
In recent years, the addiction and abuse of prescription opioids has reached an epidemic level in the U.S.
Resilience media: Reporting on coastal cities and climate change
In this project, we examine the dynamics of news media ecosystems on coastal cities as they relate to climate change and resilience.
Northeastern University’s Center on Crime and Community Resilience
Funded through the Global Resilience Institute, Northeastern University’s Center on Crime and Community Resilience supports multi-disciplinary research in eight strategic focus areas that exist across GRI and Northeastern.
Developing a social-media based methodology for measuring and observing the social resilience of communities
We will develop a set of methods that leverage social media data—specifically Twitter activity—to quantify the social networks and processes of geographically-based communities.
Creating a resilient Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet-of-Things (IoT) revolution promises a future defined by pervasive computing.
Northeastern Collaborative on Resilient Energy (N-CORE)
The goal of the Northeastern Collaborative on Resilient Energy (N-CORE) is to facilitate new collaborative energy-related research across campus and catalyze the impact of university innovations.
Science for longevity: Developing resilience to aging by curing arthritis
A progressive age related deterioration of the body compromises tissues and organs thereby causing irreversible damage and loss of functionality.
A ‘network of networks’ approach to multiscale dependence in critical infrastructure lifelines under resilience stressors
Infrastructures are at risk due to variety of factors including weather extreme, climate change, cyber-attacks, extreme changes in the operating environment.
Bridging the gap: A proposal for a framework to integrate individual and community resilience to violence
Northeastern University is in the process of establishing the Center on Crime and Community Resilience.
Automated assessment of damaged environments due to extreme events using unmanned aerial vehicles
The economic growth and vitality of the United States relies fundamentally on having a sound, robust, and resilient infrastructure.
Women and resilience in moments of social crisis: A feminist perspective
This project explores networks of women strengthening community resilience as they respond to a diversity of different kinds of social crises.
Urban geosocial network resilience
Isolation is a main factor of stress that threatens urban resilience.
Modeling tools for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) primary focus is to track and locate the movement of specific goods.
Safe places and politics of fear: An interdisciplinary investigation of “Sanctuary Cities”
This project considers ways that cities might become more resilient as they respond to various forms of oppression, human rights violations, and other unjust exercises of power worldwide.
Measuring resilience for coastal adaptation
This project will develop a framework of indicators to measure resilience in the context of coastal adaptation projects in developing countries.