Join the community!

The Environmental Resilience Institute’s Research Forum is a student-led community supporting graduate students and faculty across Grounds, advancing resilience and sustainability research. This thriving community organizes regular events to foster interdisciplinary conversations, hosting lectures from UVA faculty and beyond, and regular open house events to foster connections between students. ERI’s Research Forum ensures students and faculty alike are aware of how to access the resources we have across Grounds and use them in novel and cutting-edge research that will make a difference. We use both face-to-face and online tools to build our community and train the next generation of leaders through workshops and workforce training opportunities. The ERI Research Forum receives support from ERI staff, and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.

A new generation of leaders

The activities of the forum are shaped by proposals put forward by interested and engaged graduate students. Faculty support the work of the Forum by lending their experience and knowledge to the community, soliciting lecturers on behalf of students, and serving as trainers. Come and signup to sit on the Research Forum’s leadership team, suggest guest lecturers, be a resource, and sign up to host activities. Be the catalyst for resilience and sustainability you seek!

Here are some examples of past activities
Transdisciplinary Community
Open House Events
Student Created Activities
Data Storytelling Camp
Class In Pavilion 10
Funding Opprotunities
Graduate Research Fellowships