The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society brings together all members of our campus community to address society’s most challenging problems, particularly in the areas of energy, health, and the environment. Through interdisciplinary scholarship, initiatives, courses, and events, we enhance Boston College’s rich history of working across the disciplines to develop new knowledge that makes a real world impact.
Program & Initiative Spotlight
BC is an official Observer Organization for the United Nations Climate Change Conference—a highly influential event at the center of global climate change policymaking.
Boston College is once again sending a delegation of faculty and students to the United Nations Climate Change Conference. This year's conference (COP28) will be in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from November 30 to December 12, 2023.
The Schiller Institute is hosting a series of programs throughout the year to broaden the conversation about ways to address climate change through advocacy, scholarship, and professional avenues.
The Schiller Institute offers two types of seed grants for BC faculty: Grants for Exploratory Collaborative Research (SI-GECS) and Grants for Research in Targeted and Emerging Areas (SI-RITEA). SI-GECS grants support activities in the areas of energy, the natural environment, and health. SI-RITEA grants support research in specific areas of timely interest in Boston and around the world.
Latest Schiller Institute News
Schiller’s New Senior Research Fellow Studies How Organizations Can Be More Collaborative and Community-Oriented
Throughout the team-based, interdisciplinary course, students develop skills in community-engaged collaboration, project management, teamwork, leadership, and intercultural competency. The summer component involves a three week immersive in Quilpué, Vina del Mar, or Santiago, Chile or Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Applications are now open. Apply by December 4th for priority consideration.