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New UW Grant Supports 'Green' Research

Friday, November 15, 2013   (0 Comments)
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New UW Grant Supports ‘Green’ Research

Green Seed Fund Proposal Deadline December 3rd
November 14, 2013

Do you have a research idea that would advance campus sustainability? Applications for the UW Green Seed Fund are being accepted until December 3, 2013.

The Fund will award grants of $25,000 to $75,000 from a pool of $250,000 provided by the University. Successful grant proposals will outline research projects that provide practical solutions to helping UW reach its sustainability goals. Project duration should be approximately one year and include a minimum participation of one student, faculty and staff member from a UW campus or medical center.

Newly-established by President Young and Provost Cauce in 2013, the Fund seeks to engage the UW community in sustainability research that positively impacts University and beyond.

"Environmental sustainability is applicable to everything we do,” said Ruth Johnston, Associate Vice President of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability at UW. "It’s an area that spans disciplines and brings us together as a community. The Green Seed Fund gives people from any discipline a chance to impact the sustainability of our campus and our world.”

The UW consistently ranks among the top environmentally-friendly schools in the United States. Most recently, the University was named to the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll and the Sierra Club’s "Greenest Colleges” list.

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