"The initiative will take advantage of the traditionally open atmosphere at MIT, which fosters interactions among people working in very different fields of study. That spirit of collaboration, and the possibilities it unleashes, are very powerful. We’re seeking to advance new interdisciplinary approaches spanning science, engineering, management, policy, and more to help drive the kind of progress required in time to make a difference."
Professor Susan Solomon Founding Director
MIT announces new
initiative on environment
Multidisciplinary program, to be led by Susan Solomon, will encourage collaborations among researchers in different fields.
MIT has announced a major new campuswide initiative to promote transformative, cross-disciplinary research relating to the environment.
MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative Seed Grants
MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative is pleased to announce the inaugural RFP for its Seed Grant Program. Proposals are welcome for all faculty, and senior and principal researchers with innovative ideas for cross-disciplinary research to advance progress and solutions on issues of environmental significance.
Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab
A major component of the initiative is the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS), established through a major gift from MIT alumnus Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel. Headed by John Lienhard, the Jameel Professor of Water and Food, the lab will work toward environmentally benign, scalable solutions for water and food supply across a range of regional, social, and economic contexts.