While Integrated Assessments are now the cornerstone of our research activity, the Graham Institute formerly awarded competitive "seed" grants to multidisciplinary faculty teams at the University of Michigan. The purpose of this program, which ran from 2006 to 2008, was to catalyze innovative, interdisciplinary research projects related to environmental sustainability.
Through this initiative, the Graham Institute awarded more than $1.3 million to support eight multidisciplinary, environmental-sustainability research projects at the university (see list below). In addition to having served as a catalyst for new, external partnerships, these projects have achieved significant success, as evidenced by the amount of external funding generated to further support the investigations ($4.6 million either secured or pending to date). They've also generated 27+ research presentations and seven peer-reviewed journal articles.
- Development of Sustainable Shrimp Aquaculture
- Metropolitan Accessibility and Transportation Sustainability
- Vector-Transmitted Diseases in a Changing World
- Nanomaterials in the Aquatic Environment
- Biofilms and the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance in Water
- Integration of Physical and Social Sciences for Development of a Sustainable Water Resource Policy in Bolvia, South America
- Climate Change, Heatwaves, and Health: Local Tools for Sustainability, Equity, and Prevention
- Assessment of the Impact of Watershed Changes on Estuarine Morphology and Aquatic Life