Student Sustainability Coalition-awarded funding of up to $2,500 for student projects that advance DEI&J-focused sustainability on campus, including special events.
Apply for up to $2500 through the Social and Environmental Sustainability (SES) grant if you or your student organization is working on a small-scale project, event or initiative that addresses campus sustainability and enhances campus-wide student engagement with sustainability. Projects awarded funding through SES place an emphasis on the intersection of environmental sustainability and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
- Increases environmental sustainability on the University of Michigan’s campus (examples include: improving energy efficiency, reducing consumption of single-use items, sourcing food grown with regenerative practices, etc.)
- Increases social sustainability (DEI&J) on the University of Michigan’s campus (examples include: expanding access to fresh produce, increasing affordable housing options, fostering inclusion of diverse perspectives, etc.)
- Application must be student-generated and student-driven
- Further considerations include: project durability, cross-collaborativeness, impact across multiple areas of sustainability, maximizing of impact
Please note we do not award funding for compensating students’ time or budget items not justified as necessary.
- Project Description (not to exceed 3 pages):
- How much money you are requesting
- What you plan to do with the money (include each expense separately)
- How this action will enhance environmental and social sustainability
- How you will assess the impact(s) of your action
- A bullet point timeline over which you plan to design, implement, and assess your project/initiative/event
- Project Leadership
- Please provide one paragraph describing the capabilities, role(s), and commitments of the person(s) involved in the initiative.
- Please include which student organization or faculty or staff advisors you are working with or why doing so is not necessary for your project.