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SI Seeks Sustainability Research Seed Grant Program Proposals

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November 7, 2023

The Sustainability Institute at Ohio State is pleased to announce a request for proposals for the FY2024 Sustainability Research Seed Grant Program to build capacity in sustainability and resilience research at the university. The program supports new interdisciplinary research teams that lay a foundation for convergence research.

This funding mechanism will support teams of scholars from two or more distinct disciplines and relating to one or more of the Sustainability Institute research program areas. Proposals must take an interdisciplinary approach and consider components and interactions of both human (social, behavioral, economic, or engineered) and natural (earth, environmental, or ecological) systems. Preference will be given to proposals that include early-career faculty, are diverse (e.g., participants with varied backgrounds or viewpoints, and/or from communities that are historically underrepresented in the research area) and have potential for external funding. In addition to funding proposals related to all five research program areas, additional funds are available for proposals that address circular economy, recycling education and/or disposal/recycling of batteries thanks to a grant from Rumpke Waste & Recycling.  The Sustainability Institute anticipates the average award size will be $25,000.

The deadline for letters of intent is January 8, 2023.

The deadline for full proposals is January 29, 2023.

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

Application Materials

FY2024 Sustainability Research Seed Grant Program Request for Proposals

FY2024 Sustainability Research Seed Grant Letter of Intent template

FY2024 Sustainability Research Seed Grant Team Roster and Budget Summary and Team Roster template

Prior Year Award Winners

FY2023 SI Seed & Proposal Development Grant Recipients

FY2022 SI Seed & Proposal Development Grant Recipients


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