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Resnick Family Social Impact Program

In early 2016, the Trienens Institute launched the Resnick Family Social Impact Program, which supports student projects that address significant local and global challenges in sustainability and energy. The Program, seeded by a generous $500,000 gift from Paula Stamler Resnick (WCAS ’86) and Ira Resnick, bridges resource gaps between research and solution ideation, proof-of-concept work, and testing methods for implementation-at-scale.

Explore previously funded student projects

This program provides new support mechanisms for student innovation, expanding opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration across the University. ISEN, as the University‚Äôs integrative Institute for sustainability and energy research, education, and engagement is uniquely positioned to bridge disciplinary gaps and work across the Northwestern community to build new models for student entrepreneurship.”

Demetria Giannisis, ISEN Managing Director

Proposal Information

Student teams are invited to submit local and/or global proposals for projects (including associated travel assistance related to project development, as necessary). Applications will be accepted three times during the academic year, with deadlines in October, February, and May.

Application Deadlines

  • February 15
  • May 15
  • October 15

Contact Us

To learn more email Jim Puricelli, Assistant Director of Operations and Research jp@northwestern.edu.