Sustainability Challenge Grants

The call for proposals for the 2019 Sustainability Challenge Grant Program has closed. Deadline to apply was October 15, 2018. The total funding available is $200,000 and the max award to an individual project is $50,000. Application materials linked below. If you have questions, please contact Shane Tedder at or 859-257-0014.


he Sustainability Challenge Grant program is designed to engage multidisciplinary teams from the University community in the creation and implementation of ideas that will promote sustainability by simultaneously advancing economic vitality, ecological integrity and social equity. In the first four years of the program 26 projects have been awarded a total of $700,000 to pursue transformational, sustainability-driven projects on our campus and beyond. Learn more about these projects below. 

The program is a collaborative effort of the President’s Sustainability Advisory CommitteeThe Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment and the Office of Sustainability.

Funding support for the program provided by the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Provost, the Vice President for Research and the Student Sustainability Council.