Earth System Science for the Anthropocene

Arizona State University

Our vision is a transformed graduate education model that accelerates co-production in knowledge–action systems to keep pace with change in the Anthropocene.

Department/Institute/Unit: Global Futures Lab
Institution: Arizona State University
City: Tempe
Country: United States
State/Province: Arizona
Program Leader(s): Nancy Grimm, Abby York
Point(s) of Contact: Abby York
Contact Email(s):
Year Initiated: 2020
Currently Active: Yes
Program Scale: Campus
Participant Model: Cohort Based
Participant Eligibility: Master’s Student, Ph.D. Student
Time Commiment for Participants: 60+ hours
Requirements for Participation: 2 years for master’s students; 4 years for PhD students
Application Frequency: Yearly
Application Process: N/A
Program Recruitment Strategies: N/A
Cost to Participant: No
Funding or Support Available to Participants: N/A
Amount or Types of Support Available to Participants (if applicable): All trainees eligible for internship suport, travel support, small research grants; funded trainees stipends
Mentorship Model: Mentoring Plan reevaluated every year with Co-mentor model (two academic mentors; one within and one outside home unit; plus additional co-mentors from community, intern or externships)
Number of Participants in Program: 1-9
How Program is Funded: Internal
Other Program Partners: Internships, comentoring, community stakeholders for projects; current partners (Chemonics, Conservation International, The Sustainability Consortium, PLuS Alliance, UNSW, NATURA, ARCUS, ICASS)
Number of Program Staff: 1
Is the Program Credit Bearing or Credentialing: Yes
Is there a Program Evaluation Conducted: Yes
Type(s) of Evaluation(s) Conducted: Formative, survey, qualitative, outcomes


Working with external and academic advisors to chart individualized curriculum and professional development plan.