Research and Teaching Seed Fund

Professor Orkan Telhan demonstrates proper pipetting techniques during the Violacein lab (Photo: Wing T. Dyana So./Penn Arts and Culture)

Professor Orkan Telhan demonstrates proper pipetting techniques during the Violacein lab (Photo: Wing T. Dyana So./Penn Arts and Culture)

 

The Research and Teaching Seed Funds are meant to support PPEH Faculty Working Group members in cross-curricular initiatives which may still be in their early stages but could grow into opportunities for student involvement in the Environmental Humanities. Projects proposed by Penn Faculty build toward new courses in Environmental Humanities, and also are used to develop public engagement tools and/or innovative research projects. This includes conference planning support, specialized student or pedagogical projects, civic or community collaborations, exhibitions, and/or digital projects.

2017-2018 Cohort

  • Nikhil Anand (Anthropology, School of Arts & Sciences) and Allison Lassiter (City and Regional Planning, PennDesign): Green Infrastructure?: An Interdisciplinary Infrastructure Workshop
  • Daniel Aldana Cohen (Sociology, School of Arts & Sciences): Street Fight: Undergraduate Research Support and Community-Building
  • Anuradha Mathur (Landscape Architecture, PennDesign), Matt Neff (Fine Arts, PennDesign), and Jim Sykes (Music, School of Arts & Sciences):'Behind the Scene': Engagement with local communities, artists, and artisans in Barmer, India
  • Karen Hogan (Biology, School of Arts & Sciences) and Orkan Telhan (Fine Arts, PennDesign): Biological Design Studio: Land, Organisms and their People
  • Michael Weisberg (Philosophy, School of Arts & Sciences) and Karen M'Closkey (Landscape Architecture, PennDesign): Community Outreach Project Involving Residents of San Cristobal in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuado

Application details for 2018-2019 seed funds available here.