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Institute of Environmental Research and Education

Institute of Environmental Research and Education

The Institute of Environmental Research and Education (IERE) is housed in Academic and Student Affairs and serves students and faculty from all six UNF colleges. All IERE programs and scholarships are 100% funded by donors and grants. Our mission is to provide opportunities for environmental research and education and develop interdisciplinary programs that enhance the student experience. 


Seed Grants — Applications Closed

Applications are closed for the 2023 Seed Grants. Two grants in the amount of $10,000 will be awarded and funds can be used for the purchase of supplies and equipment, associated travel, faculty stipend, publishing fees and student wages. Proposals received by Sunday, Nov. 6 are currently being reviewed by a committee of UNF faculty and are competitively awarded to the most meritorious proposals.  Visit the Seed Grant website for additional information.

Upcoming Events

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Jacksonville Environmental Symposium

The Jacksonville Environmental Symposium presents a unique opportunity for members of the community to interact with the regulatory agencies responsible for developing and implementing environmental policy. The symposium provides valuable opportunities for communication and helps to further the goal of protecting our limited natural resources and improving the quality of life in Northeast Florida.

This event is sponsored by the City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board and Institute of Environmental Research and Education.

Registration will open summer of 2023.