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Grants

Grants

Grants for undergraduate or graduate sustainability students

Students pursuing a sustainability degree through Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability are eligible to apply for grant funding. Grant awards are intended to be used to help fund expenses associated with a capstone-type or culminating experience-type project. These opportunities are funded by both businesses and individuals with an interest in the environmental, social and economic well-being of our future.

Tips for a successful application

  • Make sure you are eligible (read the criteria).
  • Take time to provide meaningful responses to all of the questions being asked.
  • Draft responses to application questions and have someone else proofread them before you submit your application, checking the following components:
    • Have you thoroughly completed all portions of the application?
    • Did you do your research on and have you justified how you came up with numbers provided in your budget?
    • Have you structured your proposal and budget narrative using clear, concise, and organized writing?
    • Have you checked spelling and grammar?
  • Since a recommendation is required, please give your recommender a heads up and give them plenty of time to prepare a recommendation. Give them information about the grant you’re applying for, including the deadline (if applicable). Don’t forget to let them know if you are awarded a grant and share your appreciation for their time.

General Application

The School of Sustainability uses a general application for grant funding. To apply for the following grants, please use the general application below.

Martison Sustainability Solutions Grant: Funding for proposed research and projects designed to support and advance sustainability ($100 – $500).

Morrison Neely Foundation Food and Agriculture Sustainability Research Grant: Funding for food and agricultural system sustainability. ($1,000 – $4,000)

Sun Valley Solar Solutions Sustainable Energy Research Grant: Funding for the development of solar photovoltaic technology and the application of solar energy in new areas. (up to $1,000)

Plus, there may be other sources of funds the School can match with a student looking to fund their research or project.

  • Amount: $100 – $4,000 (depending on the source of funding)
  • Deadline: February 10, 2020
  • Award term: Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021
  • Academic level: Undergraduate (junior or senior) or Graduate
  • Eligibility: Must be a School of Sustainability degree-seeking student enrolled in the upcoming summer and/or full-time for the next academic year. Students must be carrying out a sustainability capstone-type project, honors thesis work, or research connected with a scientific paper, master’s thesis, or doctoral dissertation. Students must also have a faculty mentor overseeing their research or project.
  • Application: Applying is a multi-step process which includes an application with questions, a proposal narrative, budget, and mentor commitment form and recommendation. Please follow the process outlined in the application.
  • Application

Martinson Sustainability Solutions Research Grant

The Martinson Sustainability Solutions Research Grant Program offers funding for ASU sustainability student-proposed research and applied projects designed to support and advance sustainability. Projects can cover any aspect of sustainability and range from local to global in scope.

  • Amount: $100 – $500
  • Deadline: February 10, 2020
  • Award term: Summer 2020 or Fall 2020
  • Academic level: Undergraduate (junior or senior), graduate, or incoming student.
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled full-time in the School of Sustainability and at the junior, senior, or graduate level. Undergraduate sustainability students must be engaged in a capstone-type project or honors thesis work.
  • Application: A complete application is required and in addition to the application form itself, the student must provide a proposal narrative, a copy of a budget and a budget narrative, and a mentor commitment.
  • Application and information

Morrison Neely Foundation Food and Agriculture Sustainability Research Grant

The Morrison Neely Foundation Food and Agriculture Sustainability Research Grants Program offers funding for ASU sustainability student-proposed research and applied projects designed to support and advance food and agricultural system sustainability. Project awards can cover any aspect of food and agriculture sustainability.

  • Amount: $1,000 – $4,000
  • Deadline: February 10, 2020
  • Award term: Summer 2020 or Fall 2020
  • Academic level: Undergraduate(junior or senior), graduate, or incoming student.
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled full-time in the School of Sustainability and at the junior, senior, or graduate level. Undergraduate sustainability students must be engaged in a capstone-type project or honors thesis work. Several documents are required for this application.
  • Application: A complete application is required and in addition to the application form itself, the student must provide a proposal narrative, a copy of a budget and a budget narrative, and a mentor commitment.
  • Application and information

Sun Valley Solar Solutions Sustainable Energy Research Grant

The Sun Valley Solar Solutions Sustainable Energy Research Grant was established by Sun Valley Solar Solutions, one of the largest and most acclaimed Arizona-based solar providers in Arizona and they recently celebrated their ten-year anniversary. The grant offers funding for ASU sustainability student-proposed research and applied projects designed to support and advance the development of solar photovoltaic technology and the application of solar energy in new areas. Sustainable energy projects can range from local to global in scope.

  • Amount: up to $1,000
  • Deadline: Extended to February 5, 2018
  • Award term: Summer 2018 or Fall 2018
  • Academic level: Graduate
  • Eligibility: Must be a graduate student in a degree program offered through ASU’s School of Sustainability and interested in a career related to solar photovoltaic systems. Merit/GPA and financial need are considered as part of the selection process. Several documents are required for this application.
  • Application: A complete application is required and in addition to the application form itself, the student must provide a proposal narrative, a copy of a budget and a budget narrative, and a mentor commitment.
  • Application and information