2018 Great Lakes Adaptation Forum has ended
Tuesday, September 25 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Funding & Finance: GLISA's Small Grants Program: Announcement of 2018 Competition and Highlights of Past Grantees

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The Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA) is proud to announce our 2018 small grants competition. GLISA will present details on the 2018 competition, past grantees will share project results and lessons learned, and attendees will have the opportunity to brainstorm potential projects and ask questions.


From 2011 to 2015, GLISA ran an annual small grants competition to award external grants to boundary organizations to work with GLISA to address the risks of climate variability and change in the Great Lakes region. Grantees worked on a variety of projects, collaborating with the GLISA team to incorporate and use customized climate information. After conducting an internal evaluation of the grants program, GLISA is ready to launch the 2018 competition. This session will provide an overview of the GLISA program and the boundary chain model of stakeholder engagement. We will then announce the 2018 competition details and deadlines, with past awardees briefly presenting their projects, including highlights, challenges, and lessons learned. Panelists include representatives from the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, the Huron River Watershed Council, and the College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute. Attendees will have an opportunity to brainstorm potential projects and ask questions of the GLISA team and past awardees.

More details on past projects available here.


Chris Caldwell

Director, Sustainable Development Institute, College of Menominee Nation
Chris Caldwell is the Director of Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) at College of Menominee Nation (CMN). He started this position in October 2012 and is responsible for coordination of SDI staff and resources in the delivery of nonacademic programming, research, contractual... Read More →

Rebecca Esselman

Watershed Planner, Huron River Watershed Council
Rebecca leads HRWC’s climate adaptation efforts, implementing projects that prepare ecosystems, cities and towns for a changing climate. Rebecca engages at the local, state and regional level to increase the impact of her work and create enabling conditions for freshwater protection... Read More →

Jenna Jorns

Program Manager, Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA), The University of Michigan
Dr. Jorns is the Program Manager for the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA). In her role, she provides day-to-day leadership and administration of GLISA operations to ensure the goals of the 2015-2020 program are being achieved, supervises staff and students and... Read More →

Maria Carmen Lemos

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Engagement; Co-Director, GLISA, University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability
Maria Lemos' research focuses on use of techno-scientific knowledge in environmental policymaking, especially water management, in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and United States. Research on human dimensions of global change, impact of seasonal climate forecasting in policymaking (agriculture... Read More →

Daniel Schoonmaker

Executive Director, West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
An accomplished environmental educator, Daniel Schoonmaker has been Executive Director of West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum since 2013. WMSBF is a a regional collaboration of business, government, non-profits and academia dedicated to promoting business practices that demonstrate... Read More →

Tuesday September 25, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm

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