High Meadows Foundation Sustainability Fund
for Research, Education and Civic Engagement Initiatives
The High Meadows Foundation Sustainability Fund requests proposals for startup support of sustainability initiatives using the campus as a living laboratory. All disciplinary approaches are welcome, especially those that combine the sciences, humanities and social sciences in creative ways. Applicants should limit requests to $10,000 or less, or discuss larger request amounts with the fund administrator prior to submittal. Proposals requesting $2k or less may be submitted anytime (refer to RFP Instructions below for additional detail).
NEW in 2013: For Student Applicants
Use of Funding Portal Required for Thesis and Independent Work
Students applying for sustainability-related Senior Thesis or Independent Work funds must use the new Princeton University Student Activities Funding Engine (S.A.F.E.) to submit an application. Please use the resources below, however, to supplement your understanding of the High Meadows Foundation Sustainability Fund guidelines.
Students seeking funds for non-academic campus-based activities, events, or initiatives should use the application forms available below, or contact Sustainability Manager Shana Weber for more information.
2013 Request for Proposals
Deadline: Submissions accepted on an ongoing basis
AWARD RECIPIENT RESOURCES
Assessment Report Form (required 30 days after project completion date)
Previous Award Recipients
The Office of Sustainability and the Princeton Sustainability Committee request proposals for campus sustainability projects, with an emphasis on measurable outcomes and culture change. The Princeton University High Meadows Foundation sustainability fund was created to accelerate sustainability efforts in research, education and civic engagement, as outlined in the Princeton Sustainability Plan - with particular (but not exclusive) emphasis on student projects linked with academic work.
Sustainability Fund for Education, Research and Civic Engagement
The Review Panel welcomes sustainability-related proposals that address: 1) course development, redesign, enhancement or support, 2) faculty research projects needing supplemental funding while using the campus as a laboratory, 3) student-initiated research projects culminating in a JP, Senior Thesis, graduate thesis project, or published work, and 4) non-academic student initiatives with the objective of accelerating sustainability leadership and performance on campus. Please review the RFP Document for additional details.
All campus community members are eligible to apply, with appropriate endorsement from home department or program office.
For additional information please refer to the RFP document download above.
|Mike McKay||VP Facilities, PSC Executive Sponsor|
|Tom Dunne||Associate Dean, Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students|
|Shana Weber||Office of Sustainability, PSC Co-Chair, Fund administrator|