Sustainability Challenge Grant Program

What are Sustainability Challenge Grants?:

The program is designed to encourage the creation and implementation of ideas that will promote the three pillars of sustainability, simultaneously advancing economic vitality, ecological integrity and social equity.

The program is a collaborative effort of the President’s Sustainability Advisory Committee The Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment and the Office of Sustainability.

Funding support for the program is provided by the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Provost, the Vice President for Research and the Student Sustainability Council.

Who Can Apply?

The SCG program is intended to engage multidisciplinary teams from the University community therefore all members are encouraged to develop project ideas! Project teams must be led by a faculty or staff member whose home unit/department agrees to manage the dispersal of funds. Student involvement is strongly encouraged. Teams must include representatives from at least two distinct organizational units.

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  • August 2017: Call for Proposals
  • October 16, 2017: Deadline to submit proposals
  • December 1, 2017: Award Notifications
  • January 1, 2018: Funding released to awarded projects

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