SU SEED (Student Environmental Engagement and Development) Grants Application
SU SEED grants support student generated, environmentally-focused projects at Southwestern. Projects will address issues related to environmental academic studies and/or activism on the SU campus and in the greater community.
Successful proposals will include at least some of these criteria: education of the community; building and maintaining environmentally-oriented social, activist and/or research networks; environmentally-oriented research; and addressing identifiable environmental/ sustainability needs. All projects must also meet the criteria of viability and feasibility. Grants will be awarded to individuals or groups and may or may not connect to course work (either is acceptable). Grants can range from $200 (or less) to $2,500 (or more if justified by the proposal).
General examples of projects include: development of sustainability initiatives on campus (e.g. alternative energy or rainwater collection); campus, or campus-community education or awareness-building events; attendance at workshops; campus-life experiments or ecological footprint challenges; and environmentally-oriented research projects in any discipline.
Projects will be approved on a rolling basis. Projects can take place during the academic year or during the summer. Stipends cannot be part of the funding proposal. Necessary travel expenses will be considered.
Application Now Available
The application for the SEED grant can be found and submitted online.