Shalini Misra, an associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, as a co-Principal Investigator, was awarded a National Science Foundation Growing Convergence Research grant in the amount of $2.4 million for Phase II of the project titled “Common Pool Resource Theory as a Scalable Framework for Catalyzing Stakeholder-Driven Solutions to the Freshwater Salinization Syndrome.” The Principal Investigator is Stanley Grant, Civil Engineering. The project was awarded $1.15 million for Phase I.

In addition, Misra was named Administrative Fellow for the Institute of Society, Culture, and Environment. In this role she will serve as a liaison between the institute and the greater Washington, D.C., metro area during the 2022-2023 academic year.