Sustainability Research Development Grant – Apply by March 8

Sustainability Research Development Grant

Deadline: March 8, 5:00 pm

Sponsored by a cross-campus collaboration to support IU student research in sustainability.

See this document for complete details and application procedure.


These awards are designed to encourage and support interdisciplinary sustainability research by currently enrolled Indiana University undergraduate and graduate students. Successful proposals have clearly stated goals and objectives, employ appropriate methods and tools, and address sustainability challenges, such as resource stewardship, assessment and mitigation of environmental impacts caused by human activity, and institutional and societal responses to ecological change.

This grant program is designed to support sustainability projects, not environmental science studies. As such, applicants must demonstrate that their research proposal directly engages at least two of the three dimensions of sustainability: economic, ecological and social. Both basic and applied research is supported from the arts and humanities, social and natural sciences, and technical and policy studies. Special consideration is given to projects directed at campus, community, and/or regional research targets, although proposals that address global sustainability problems also are accepted. Priority will be given to high-quality interdisciplinary projects that include participants from multiple disciplines, as well as proposals that involve collaborative graduate-undergraduate student research teams.

This program is part of a growing array of initiatives supported by the Indiana University Office of Sustainability (IUOS) and the Integrated Program in the Environment (IPE).


Grant applicants and recipients must be enrolled undergraduate or graduate students in good standing and cannot be scheduled to graduate prior to project completion. The grants require the support of a full-time IUB faculty member who will write a letter of support for the applicant and be responsible for administering grant funding, should the proposal be accepted. If the student proposal is submitted by a research team, then additional faculty mentors associated with the project also should complete the recommendation form. Applicants who have had proposals declined in the past may reapply. However, previous Sustainability Research Development Grant awardees are ineligible.

See this document for more information and application instructions!