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Institute White Papers

Purdue researchers and staff develop topical briefs and white papers on areas of expertise that are designed for a general readership.

  • PFAS White Paper
    Outlines Purdue's research on the impacts of PFAs or "Forever Chemicals" in drinking water, wildlife populations, agricultural ecosytems, air, and human health. 



2023-2024 ISF Graduate Fellowships

Purdue’s Institute for a Sustainable Future is pleased to announce the 2023 graduate fellowship competition. Students who receive admission to a PhD program at Purdue can be considered for one year of support from a ISF Fellowship that will cover 1 year of stipend/salary and tuition coverage. ISF will award 2 one-year fellowships: one of these fellowships is to be used for the specific purpose of recruiting new outstanding PhD students to Purdue to conduct interdisciplinary research on a sustainability topic of interest to ISF. Fellowship nominations need to be submitted by the prospective advisor(s), who must be active members of ISF.  For best consideration, applications should be submitted by April 15th.  Review of applications will begin on April 16th and continue until both Fellowships have been awarded.  Full details of the Fellowship application process can be reviewed here. Questions can be directed to ISF Operations Manager Karan Hustedt-Warren.

ISF Annual Research Expo

ISF’s Annual Research Expo will be held April 4, 2023 in the Stewart Center. Open to undergrads, graduate students, post-docs, and faculty, the expo provides a great opportunity for networking and to showcase research in sustainability. The deadline for poster submissions is March 29, 2023. Please register here.

Graduate Student & Post-Doc Travel or Research Grants

Travel and Research Awards provide financial support to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers mentored by ISF faculty affiliates, to defray costs for graduate student/post-doctoral researchers to conduct small research projects or to travel and present their research. Conference travel or research project costs undertaken between December 1, 2022 and June 30th 2023 are eligible for spring 2023 awards. A direct link to the application is available here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as funding allows. Questions can be directed to ISF Operations Manager Karan Hustedt-Warren.

Summer 2023 Undergraduate Research Internships

Research projects for the Discovery Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Internship’s summer 2023 session are posted. New this year, six of the projects are co-funded by Purdue’s Institute for a Sustainable Future (ISF). These interdisciplinary projects promote collaborative sustainability research in areas including water challenges, environmental stressors, climate science, environmental justice, renewable energy and sustainable communities. Undergraduates can learn more and apply through March 23, 2023, on the DUIRI website.