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Opportunities with the Sustainability Institute (SI)

Feb. 28, 2022
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The Sustainability Institute has announced two programs, one of which focuses on climate specifically and in partnership w Byrd and TDAI; both with rolling deadlines this spring that will support interdisciplinary teams targeting specific proposal opportunities that plan to submit the proposal before Dec 2023. Below are the announcements. This is a great opportunity for teams to leverage these funds with other matching funds, e.g., from CFAES, ERIK, or other sources. Please feel free to encourage teams that you’re aware of to submit a request for these funds, which will be awarded competitively until June 1 or funds expire, whichever comes first. A full list of all funding opportunities from SI is available here on their website.

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Sustainability Proposal Development Grant

This grant award program, offered by the Sustainability Institute, will support teams of scholars from two or more distinct disciplines in the development of external funding proposals relating to one or more of the Sustainability Institute research program areas. The target funding opportunity must have a submission date on or before December 31, 2023, and preference will be given to teams pursuing funding to address climate change mitigation and adaptation, human health or environmental justice. Eligibility: Faculty Award Amount: $5,000 - $20,000 Application Deadline: Rolling (submissions accepted through June 1, 2022) More Information: Application Materials Contact: Courtney Price, Research Program Manager, Sustainability Institute

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Interdisciplinary Research Enabling Initiative

This initiative is a wide-ranging effort by 10 separate Ohio State entities, led by the Translational Data Analytics Institute, to advance interdisciplinary science, scholarship and creative expression that address pressing societal challenges, including sustainability and climate change. This initiative includes pilot grant awards, proposal development grants, interdisciplinary postdoc fellows and facilitated workshops. Scaling Grants Eligibility: Faculty Award Amount: $10,000 (average amount) Application Deadline: Rolling (until annual funding is exhausted) More Information about the Interdisciplinary Research Enabling Initiative: Initiative Overview Contact: Courtney Price, Research Program Manager, Sustainability Institute

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