Graham Sustainability Institute

Graham Institute Accepting Faculty Proposals on "Livable Communities through Sustainable Transportation"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Graham Sustainability Institute is inviting U-M faculty to submit planning grant applications for a proposed Integrated Assessment (IA) on Advancing Livable Communities through Sustainable Transportation.

The IA will bring together researchers, stakeholders, and decision-makers to develop common analytical approaches, data sets, tools, and policies for relevant sustainable transportation and livable community interventions. This holistic view incorporates a wide range of policies and strategies including sustainable transportation initiatives, land-use planning, economic development, communications and telecommunications, technology, environmental protection, health promotion, and more.

An effective IA in this context first requires identifying innovative efforts and partners willing to collaborate. To support this work, the Graham Institute will fund at least five planning grants at $20,000 each. The planning grant work should focus on the feasibility of conducting a place-based analysis of a particular set of interventions that will contribute to the IA. Planning grants will last for six months and run concurrently between November 30, 2011 and May 31, 2012. The timeframe is as follows:

  • RFP RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2011
  • DEADLINE FOR LETTERS OF INTENT: October 11, 2011
  • DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING GRANT PROPOSALS: October 31, 2011
  • ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDS: November 30, 2011

Please click here to learn more about the proposed project and/or how to apply.