The McDevitt Center, through the Sustaining Earth Initiative announces another round of competition for Sustaining Earth grants to (1) increase awareness of, and engagement with, sustainability issues among faculty and students and (2) increase opportunities for teaching, research, and action connected to sustainability. Proposals may encompass faculty or mentored undergraduate research in any field of study, the modification of existing courses or development of new courses, bringing visitors/speakers to campus/classes, faculty/student workshops, or other types of action oriented projects designed to promote the sustainable use of Earth’s resources on campus, in Central New York, or even more broadly. Proposals are especially encouraged that will bring the subject of sustainability into the COR 100 curriculum or otherwise engage students in awareness of sustainable resource use early in their academic experience. Proposals may focus on activities within the Le Moyne community, but projects that reach out collaboratively to external organizations or institutions are also encouraged.
Proposals may include stipends for course development, for students participating in research (or other) projects under faculty direction, and for other faculty support when clearly justified.
Submit an application describing the goals and specific aims of the project and it’s relevance to increasing the sustainable use of Earth’s resources, broadly defined. Identify measurable outcomes for the project, as related to and supported by a timeline for project activities. Identify key project personnel, describe relevant activities or experience, and attach a cv or resume supporting their nominations. Include a detailed budget for the project, including any stipends requested for faculty or students, other personnel costs, supplies, equipment, travel or other expenses. All expenses must be thoroughly justified. Specify all sources other than McDevitt and amounts of funding that have been or will be requested for this project.
A final project report of not less than 750 words must be submitted within 1 month of the end of the project period.
The Sustaining Earth Grants program provides two cycles for application and review per Fiscal Year, with current deadlines of June 15 and October 15. Consideration will be given to no more than two awards to an applicant within three cycles of competition. Individual grants will not exceed $5,000. Proposals that identify matching funds from other sources are strongly encouraged.
Request additional information or submit all materials electronically to:
Donald A. McCrimmon, Associate Program Director, Sustaining Earth Initiative