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Ungvari & Nichols securing core support for International Global Change Research

Grant and Award Announcement

George Mason University

Judit Ungvari, Research and Innovation Officer, Institute for a Sustainable Earth, and Leah Nichols, Executive Director, Institute for a Sustainable Earth, Research and Innovation Initiatives, received $277,602 from the National Science Foundation for: "Collaborative Research: Core Support for Future Earth International Global Change Research." 

The grant will provide salary to support Ungvari’s work, travel funds, and support costs for participants to attend annual Sustainability Research and Innovation congresses where the Future Earth assembly occurs. 

This funding began in May 2023 and will end in late April 2026. 


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