The Global Change Center has an array of strategic partnerships that help us achieve mutually beneficial goals. With our partners, we are advancing interdisciplinary graduate education, generating new research and science policy training opportunities for undergraduates, creating a more diverse and inclusive campus environment, and providing the best available science to local community members in dynamic interactive forums.
The Fralin Life Sciences Institute
The Fralin Life Sciences Institute (FLSI) strategically invests in targeted research areas within the environmental and life sciences. Such investments include recruitment and start-up support for new faculty members, retention and recognition of established faculty members, seed funds for new research projects, equipment purchases, graduate student recruitment and support, undergraduate research support, and support for outreach activities.
In 2015, the Institute provided funding to establish the Global Change Center (GCC), by providing annual base funding, office space, and administrative support for the GCC . Steger Hall, FLSI’s flagship research building, is the home of the GCC.