NYU Green Grants are awarded to improve the university's operational environmental performance, foster environmental literacy and community engagement, advance applied research and design, and demonstrate the viability of best practices and technologies for sustainability. The Green Grants Selection Committee awards up to $20,000 for the most feasible, impactful, and innovative projects that have potential for institutionalization on campus or are self-sustaining.
Green Grants are up to $20,000 and awarded to projects that seek to advance campus sustainability initiatives or enact social-entrepreneurial ventures. Green Grant projects should explore one or more of the following categories:
Operations: Projects that pilot innovative ways to improve the material, physical, or infrastructural elements at NYU.
Engagement: Projects that foster a campus culture of sustainability.
Research and Design: Projects that can be integrated within the university campus or community through use of NYU as a testbed for data collection, or by producing deliverables with potential to catalyze operational, academic or cultural change at NYU. These projects include entrepreneurial ventures.
Academic: Projects that improve NYU's capacity for educating about sustainability, including curricular initiatives.
Current NYU students, faculty, and staff at any of NYU's global sites may apply as project leaders for a Green Grant. Alumni, community organizations, and interested neighbors are permitted and encouraged to collaborate as members of project teams.
Please review our Application Toolkit (PDF: 393 KB) for detailed instructions.
We recommend that you first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form so that NYU's Office of Sustainability can help you develop a formal proposal for funding.
Green Grant proposals are due via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Below are the following dates for the Fall Semester 2018:
Sept 10th - 1st Application deadline
Sept 28th - 1st Award notification deadline
Oct 1st - 2nd Application deadline
Oct 19th - 2nd Award notification deadline
Nov 5th - 3rd Application Deadline
Nov 26th - 3rd Award notification deadline
Dec 3rd - 4th Application deadline
Dec 21st - 4th Award notification deadline