Faculty Support

GW Faculty


The Sustainability Collaborative seeks to support GW faculty by helping put together multi-disciplinary teams to address the most important challenges facing today’s society. These teams usually focus on our core areas of work: urban sustainability, climate and energy, and food and health. The Research Director also seeks to identify funding opportunities and match them with new and on-going research projects on campus to help ensure that GW sustainability researchers have the support that they need to pursue their intellectual interests.

Sustainability faculty interested in seeking out additional funding and partners for new collaborative proposals are encouraged to contact the Research Director with their ideas. The Sustainability Collaborative can provide assistance with all areas of research development, from identifying the research question, clarifying the hypotheses, writing the narrative, and identifying collaborators, to preparing the budget and submitting the proposal. We work with faculty at all stages of the process, from developing an initial idea to tweaking the final text and budget.

Please contact us at any time!


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Throughout the academic year, the Sustainability Collaborative organizes a series of workshops to bring faculty and staff in the community together to discuss key issues and develop cross-disciplinary research teams related to the three sustainability themes: urban sustainability, climate and energy, and food and nutrition.

These workshops seek to:

  • Share sustainability-related research agendas and ideas among faculty and senior staff across several schools so that employees know what their colleagues are doing
  • Engage with important individuals and organizations outside of GW who can help promote our research agenda. Past meetings have highlighted colleagues from the National Science Foundation and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
  • Develop new cross disciplinary grant proposals

If you have ideas for a workshop, please contact the research director by clicking here.