Sustainability Incentives Fund
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Applications for the 2016-2017 Incentives Fund for Green Labs are open through October 31. All other applications are closed at this time.

The Office of Sustainability Initiatives Incentives Funds support research, campus-based projects, and the development of new rituals to promote sustainability on Emory's campuses. Creative proposals are welcomed that seek new knowledge, support new behavior patterns, and foster cultural change. Faculty, staff, and students from Emory University and Emory Healthcare are eligible to apply.

NEW THIS YEAR! Grants may be awarded in three categories: up to $3,000 are available for projects supporting General Sustainability, and up to $5,000 are available for projects supporting certified Green Offices or certified Green Labs. Funds may be used for supplies, materials, publicity, and travel costs supporting approved projects, research, and rituals, which must be carried out on an Emory University, Emory Healthcare, or Oxford College campus or facility.

Questions? Contact the Office of Sustainability Initiatives at emorysustainability@emory.edu.

The deadline has been extended to midnight on October 31, 2016. Please submit applications in a Word document saved in the format: ôLast name_First name (of project lead) _2016".

All faculty, staff and students at Emory, including Emory Healthcare and Oxford College are eligible to apply. Teams applications are encouraged. All student applications must include approval from a faculty advisor.

Upon completion:
Recipients must submit a one-page summary and outcomes report in Word document format to the Office of Sustainability Initiatives within one month of project completion. Those completing research projects may be asked to make a short public presentation. Grant recipients must submit receipts for all expenditures; budget alterations must receive prior approval.

Application review process:
A committee of faculty, staff, and students select grant recipients based on the following criteria:

1.Relevance of the project to Emory's 2015-2025 Sustainability Vision, and/or Emory's Climate Action Plan
2.Clarity and feasibility of the proposal, including clear goals and objectives
3. Sustained impact and reach of proposed project
4. Innovation and creativity to address complex sustainability-related challenges
5. Relevant skills and experience of project personnel

If not selected, applicants may request feedback to help guide future grant requests.

To apply for Green Lab Incentives Fund, the participating laboratory must also submit for certification by the Incentives Fund deadline. Visit the Green Labs at Emory web page for instructions, application materials, and a list of past funded projects.

Past Recipients and Project Descriptions:
For a list of the 2015-16 Incentives Fund recipients, visit here.
For a list of the 2014-15 Incentives Fund recipients, visit here.
For a list of the 2013-14 Incentives Fund recipients, visit here.