Sustainability Challenge Grants


The call for proposals for the 2020 Sustainability Challenge Grant Program has opened. There is total of $200,000 available with a maximum award of $50,000 per project. The call for proposals has closed. Project funding will be announced in early April. 



Contact Shane Tedder at 859-257-0014 or if you have any questions. 


The 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 five years of the program 33 projects have been awarded a total of $900,000 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. 



Recipients of the 2019 Sustainability Challenge Grants