2013-2014 Grant Program Dates
Apply by these dates to receive priority consideration for funding. Applications received by this date will be notified of grant awards within two weeks of the priority deadline. Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered as funds remain.
- SAR Fall Priority Deadline: September 15th, 2013
- SAR Spring Priority Deadline: January 30th, 2014
- SEED Academic Year Priority Deadline: September 15th, 2013
Don't forget: Reports are due within 2 months of your project's completion. Fill out a report online.
What's YOUR great idea to incorporate sustainability education at Earlham?
The Sustainability Office initiates and supports collaborative research and study on environmentally related topics both on and off-campus. Funding is available for both students and faculty under two different mini-grant programs.
Student Action Research (SAR) Grants
Student Action Research (SAR) grants allow students to apply for mini-grants in support of environmental research and action initiatives both on and off-campus. Conference registration and travel expenses, summer research, and other relevant professional development opportunities qualify for funding eligibility (priority in this category will go to students either majoring or minoring in Environmental Studies). Students may also jointly apply in small groups for specific sustainability projects on campus.
• SAR Grant Application
Examples of previously funded SAR Grants:
Mountain Justice Summit weekend training/conference (6 students)
Mother Earth News Fair farming conference (4 students)
Bringing Adam Hall to speak on campus
Start-up funding for Greening Athletics project
Sustainability and Environmental Education Development (SEED) Grants
The Sustainability and Environmental Education Development (SEED) grant initiative offers funding and professional development for faculty interested in building environmental content and curriculum into their courses or other work at the college. Teaching faculty may apply for funding to develop course content, interdisciplinary collaborations, and experiential education within their existing and/or new courses. Administrative faculty working on sustainability and environmental issues in the co-curriculum are also encouraged to apply and participate. The aim of the program is to "seed" engagement with sustainability and environmental issues across the curriculum and co-curriculum.
• SEED Grant Application
Examples of previously funded SEED Grants:
Experiential Research trip to study Transportation in China
Mathematics and statistics curricular modules that integrate environmental science with social justice
Incorporating experiential Garden Design and Construction in a Japanese Gardens art history course