Complex problems require sophisticated solutions. To implement sustainable solutions and achieve the greatest impact, ACSF connects researchers at Cornell to external partners who provide complementary skills, capacity, and resources.
The Center advances the local and national conversation on sustainability through events and activities that engage government agencies and officials, foundations, businesses, NGOs, and others. These groups, along with ACSF's External Advisory Board and Faculty Advisory Board, provide additional perspectives and connections to build research collaborations and a productive environment for innovation in sustainability science at Cornell and beyond.
This unique alliance connects Cornell research teams with CARE staff on the ground in communities throughout the world, speeding delivery of science-based solutions. Cornell scientists also provide background research to inform CARE positions on policy issues related to international food assistance and relief aid. The Impact through Innovation Fund fund was created to stimulate new, joint pilot research and outreach efforts that demonstrate a concept and apply recent advances in engineering and the natural and social sciences to solve sustainable development challenges globally. This program was launched in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2012.
Proposals for the 2013 IIF Project Development Grants are due April 10, 2013.
ACSF-Oxfam Rural Resilience Research Grants
An ongoing collaboration between researchers at Cornell University, Clark University and Oxfam America has led to the development of a new framework for understanding and evaluating rural resilience (see brief project description at the end of this announcement). The purpose of this grant is to provide funds to researchers who have connections with particular rural communities who agree to spend approximately two weeks conducting participatory assessments of the factors influencing community and household resilience.
ACSF-Oxfam Applications are due April 10, 2013.
TNC: Nature Net Fellows
In partnership with Cornell and five other leading universities, The Nature Conservancy has established a NatureNet Science Fellows Program to create a reservoir of interdisciplinary science talent that will carry out the new work of conservation. These fellowships will be awarded annually to six outstanding early-career scientists who seek to improve and expand their research skills while directing their efforts towards problems at the interface of conservation, business, and technology. One postdoctoral fellow will be housed at Cornell for a two-year post, working directly with Cornell faculty and TNC leadership.