University of Idaho Sustainability Center Mini Grant Program

Friday, August 30 2013


Every year, the UISC awards up to $9,000 in grants to fund student-led projects that advance campus sustainability. Grants are available to any UI undergraduate, graduate, or law student. Past grant recipients have studied the effects of biochar as a composting agent, published a book on the native vegetation of the Palouse, installed dual-flush systems in the toilets in the LLC Residence Halls and built a hoop house at the Soil Stewards Organic Farm. Who knows — you could be a UISC grant recipient, too.

The UISC welcomes all project ideas; however, special consideration will be given for projects that focus on:

· Climate Change & Carbon Neutrality
· Campus Food Systems
· Campus Waste Reduction (Reducing, Reusing & Recycling)
· Campus Culture Shift

New this year:
The Office of Community Partnerships is offering up to $10,000 in Community Partnership Grants. These particular grants are open to students as well as staff and faculty and will fund activities in any Idaho community. Community projects are not limited to sustainability issues, but should address a specific community need such as literacy, health education, youth development or public space design. Faculty and staff are also encouraged to apply for Community Partnership Grants.

Want to get involved? It’s easy.
Be sure to attend these upcoming events to learn more about the UISC Mini Grant Program and how to apply for a grant:

· Grant Information Forum: Thursday Sept. 5 from 4-6 p.m. in the Commons Crest Room (4th Floor). Attendance is mandatory for those wishing to submit proposals. Plus, this is a great chance to discuss ideas, meet others who want to work on similar projects, and basically get all the details in place.
· Grant Writing Workshop: Thursday Sept. 19 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Commons Crest Room (4th Floor). This meeting is essential to learning to produce a well-crafted grant; therefore attendance is required for acceptance of any Mini Grant Proposal.

Questions? Please contact the Sustainability Center Project Coordinator to discuss your project ideas. Email uisc-projects@uidaho.edu