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SI Seeks Sustainability Proposal Development Grant Program Proposals

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November 7, 2023

The Sustainability Institute (SI) at Ohio State is pleased to announce a request for proposals for the FY2024 Sustainability Proposal Development Grant Program. This funding mechanism will support teams of scholars from two or more distinct disciplines in the development of external funding proposals relating to one or more of the Sustainability Institute research program areas. Proposals must take an interdisciplinary approach and clearly consider key components and interactions of both human (social, behavioral, economic, or engineered) and natural (geophysical, environmental, or ecological) systems. To be eligible, the target funding opportunity must have a submission date on or before December 31, 2025. Preference will be given to teams that are pursuing funding in one or more of SI’s research program areas that also address climate change mitigation, adaptation, health, and/or justice.

SI anticipates granting awards ranging from $5,000 - $35,000 depending on the size and complexity of the proposal. SI will accept and evaluate requests for proposal development grants on a rolling basis with awards conditional on the availability of funds.

The deadline to submit requests is June 1st, 2024, although available funds may expire before this deadline.

To be eligible for this funding opportunity, the PI or co-PI must be an affiliate of the Sustainability Institute. Learn more about becoming a Sustainability Institute affiliate.

Questions? Contact Courtney Price, Research Program Manager, Sustainability Institute

Office Hours

The Sustainability Institute will host one research funding office hours. This session is open to all researchers considering submitting to one of SI's research grant programs, including this proposal development grant program.  Attendees are welcome to drop in at any time within the hour, and to stay as little or as long as is needed.

Tuesday, November 28th, 1:00-1:45 p.m.
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 918 7514 7471
Password: research

Application Materials

FY2024 Sustainability Research Proposal Development Grant Request for Proposals

FY2024 Sustainability Research Proposal Development Grant Proposal Template

Prior Year Award Winners

FY2023 SI Seed & Proposal Development Grant Recipients

FY2022 SI Seed & Proposal Development Grant Recipients


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