ECo Impact Awards

ECo Impact awards provide seed funding up to ,000 to faculty across Georgetown’s schools and campuses for projects that involve environmental and/or sustainability themes. Funding is designed to seed research projects and grant proposals that jumpstart new collaborations and interdisciplinary research inquiries. The aim of these awards is to transform ideas into actionable projects and to help make Georgetown and its scholarship greener and more vibrant.


2023 Recipients

Building green futures in arid lands: Energy transitions and paradoxes of sustainability in Morocco and Namibia

Silvia Danielak, Meredith McKittrick

Developing a population model to quantify Bottlenose Dolphin abundance in the mid-Chesapeake Bay

Janet Mann, Verena Conkin, Daniel Linden, Eric Patterson

Exploring nanoporous Cu-based bimetallic foams as novel electrocatalysts for mitigating environmental stressors

Kai Liu, YuYe J. Tong, Dejun Chen

The impact of temperature on vector-borne disease transmission in staple crops

Oswaldo Villena, Ali Arab, Peter Armbruster

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Previous Recipients

All 2022 Recipients

From pollinators to people to past populations, 2022 ECo Impact Award recipients are expanding scholarship on environment and sustainability at Georgetown University and beyond

Recipients before 2022

Previously known as the Georgetown Environment Initiative’s Impact Program, recipients from 2013-2021 have utilized funds to pilot projects, explore new research topics, and seed new collaborations