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The cornerstone of our programming is research support. The Resnick Institute provides targeted research funds to support the projects in our core research initiatives. In addition, we fund exploratory research projects and fellowships across disciplines that are charting new directions in sustainability focused science and technology. These projects are generally high-risk and require interdisciplinary collaboration.

Corporate partnerships, visiting scholars, international research collaborations, and entrepreneurial support connect our researchers to industry and enrich the Caltech community beyond its core network of scholars. These programs provide valuable opportunities for students and faculty through sponsored research, mentoring, and exchanges that accelerate the flow of ideas and information.

As further encouragement, we support awards, educational competitions, and student-led initiatives. Several examples include: Dow’s Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA), the FLOW CleantechUP competition, the Resonate Awards, and the Solar Decathlon.