BLOOMINGTON, IN — The Indiana University
(IU) Office of Sustainability
today announced two opportunities in support of faculty research and teaching efforts related to sustainability: The Sustainability Research Development Grant program
and the Sustainability Course Development Fellowships, according to a press release
Now in its third year, the Sustainability Research Development Grant program provides opportunities for Indiana University faculty members and graduate students to develop new, externally funded research projects related to environmental sustainability, the release stated.
"Sustainability is a collaborative pursuit, and I am excited about the joint support from these diverse disciplines to provide seed funding for research related to this vitally important issue," said Bill Brown, director of the IU Office of Sustainability.
The grant program is an outgrowth of a pilot initiative developed during the 2008-09 academic year as a collaboration between the IU Task Force on Sustainability and the School for Public and Environmental Affairs
, the release noted.
According to the release, the program makes $10,000 grants available for the 2011-12 academic year to support innovative, high-quality research on sustainability that can compete for external funding in the national arena.