Want to improve sustainability at Davidson? Apply for a Green Grant to get your project off the ground!
The Office of Sustainability offers Green Grants ($100-2,500) for innovative sustainability projects. Students may apply for independent grants, or work collaboratively with student organizations, faculty, or staff. Grant proposals are due Friday, October 19th. Information sessions will be held on September 20th and 25th from 11:05-11:35 in Alvarez Union room 302.
For more information contact Allison Dulin at email@example.com.
To apply for a Green Grant, please fill out this online application (but read the FAQ's below first!):
Frequently Asked Questions
How much can I expect from a Green Grant?
Grant amounts will vary considerably -- grants may range from $100 to $2,500. There is no representative sum because of the variety of applications received and the limited funds available.
Does my proposal have to be a major project?
No, any project -- big or small -- will be considered for a Green Grant.
What are elements of a successful grant?
All successful grants demonstrate a clear and tangible way that the project will continue on after the student leaves. Additionally, all successful grants show a thorough plan for implementation. For example, if the proposed project involves staff at Physical Plant (carpentry, grounds, etc.), the student must have already gained approval from Physical Plant staff.
What if my plans change?
You must alert the Office of Sustainability to any changes in your project or else risk losing your grant. In some cases, adjustments to your project will change the size of your award.
Are there any other requirements to receive a grant?
There are no formal requirements, but we encourage you to consider how you might communicate your project with others. Your achievements will have greater longevity on campus if you can share your experiences. Reviewers will look favorably upon proposals with a communication aspect.
Can I receive funding for a project with a faculty or staff member?
Yes, the Green Grant program encourages collaborative work with one or more faculty or staff members, or student organizations.
Can seniors receive grant money?
Yes. However, if the project will not be completed before graduation, seniors must identify who will inherit their project.
Can I receive funding for a project that has already received Green Grant funding?
No. Green grant funding is intended to be "seed" money for projects that can sustain themselves. No money will be awarded twice to the same project, unless the project is considerably different.