Grant opportunity for UConn Students

On behalf of Mike Willig, Director of the Institute of the Environment, and the Office of Sustainability, I’d like to remind you of this

grant opportunity for your students! The projects funded from last fall were really creative and successful and we can’t wait to see what students come up with for this newest round of funding. The due date is this Tuesday (October 11) at 4pm.


Grant Opportunity Open for UConn Students!


The Office of Sustainability and the Institute of the Environment host a funding program to support student-faculty projects that enhance environmental sustainability and campus-wide engagement with sustainability issues at the University of Connecticut and in Connecticut communities through research, authentic community engagement, campus operations, or education. Projects must increase both environmental and social sustainability at UConn, and address one or more of UConn’s strategic sustainability goal areas (climate change, energy and buildings, waste, outreach and engagement, water resources, food and dining, purchasing, transportation, or grounds, open space and conservation areas) and one or more related social challenges (fostering inclusion of diverse perspectives, addressing systematic inequalities, environmental justice, social and health inequity, community development, etc). Project activities can occur at any of the UConn campuses and extend to Connecticut communities outside of the University campuses. Special consideration is given to interdisciplinary projects that advance equity and justice or incorporate the arts and humanities. Awards may be up to $10,000.


Applications Close: 4:00pm on October 11, 2022


Decisions will be made in early December 2022. Funding will be provided to selected grantees in January 2023.


Learn more and find application materials: