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. With a focus on environmental research and education, our mission is to provide opportunities for environmental research and education and develop interdisciplinary programs that enhance the student experience. Learn more about the IERE.
Remembering Dr. J. David Lambert
It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Dr. J. David Lambert. Dr. Lambert was a dedicated faculty member, accomplished researcher, and past director of the Institute of Environmental Research and Education (formerly the Environmental Center). Through his guidance and commitment, the Institute provided students with opportunities for research, service and leadership. Dr. Lambert was instrumental in the success of the Institute and will be greatly missed. Please feel free to share memories and photos on his memorial site. Additionally, the family is collecting donations for an endowed student scholarship in Dr. Lambert's name to honor his legacy of helping students. Please consider making a gift today.
Seed Grant Applications Now Open
Applications for the 2022 Seed Grant cycle are now open! Two grants will be awarded in amounts up to $10,000. All proposals must involve at least one UNF faculty member who is tenured or in a tenure-earning position. Learn more about the Seed Grants and how to apply.
Join us for our annual faculty social at the UNF Gallery of Art. The social provides faculty an opportunity to network with IERE staff and faculty board members. In addition, recipients of IERE Seed Grants will be recognized during the event. This year's social will also a special tribute to Dr. J. David Lambert. All are welcome. Learn more about the faculty social.
IERE Now Accepting Applications for the Environmental Leadership Program
This ELP is a scholarship opportunity available to all students who are interested in leadership, passionate about the environment, and those who would like to work with the community. Students will have the opportunity to receive a $250 scholarship in the fall and a $1500 scholarship in the spring. The application deadline is Wednesday, Sep. 15.
Plastic Pollution Workshops and Cleanups
The IERE will be hosting a series of virtual workshops and community cleanups as part of a NOAA Marine Debris Program grant focused on reducing single-use plastic consumption and fostering long-term pro-environmental behaviors among undergraduates in coastal communities. The events are free and open to all. Visit the Plastic Pollution website for details and registration information.