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E-IPER welcomes support from individuals, foundations, and organizations who share our goal of training the next generation of environmental leaders and scholars for a sustainable world. Stanford launched E-IPER in 2001 with grants from the Henry Luce Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and with funds from the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. In February 2009, Dan and Rae Emmett made a generous endowed gift, helping to establish E-IPER's long-term financial sustainability.

E-IPER students and their research are supported by competitive fellowships from sources within and outside of Stanford, including endowed fellowships received through the Stanford Challenge's Initiative on Environment and Sustainability. These generous endowed fellowships are critical to our mission, since E-IPER students' work often falls outside of the traditional disciplinary boundaries of graduate funding sources.

Emmett Matching Program

In 2016 Rae and Dan Emmett, ’61, reaffirmed their support for E-IPER with a new gift that provides nearly $5 million in matching funds to help E-IPER add to and better leverage the highly diverse talents of the faculty and students in the program.

The Emmett Matching Program represents a special opportunity for interested donors to help enhance E-IPER by providing new resources for faculty, graduate fellowships, visiting scholars, and innovative research and educational opportunities for students. Gifts of $10,000 or more (payable over five years) are eligible to receive this one-to-one match.

For more information, please visit the Emmett Matching Program webstite.