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 on the first Monday of every month. Below are the following dates for the Spring Semester 2018:
February 5, 2018 | Award notification February 23, 2018
March 5, 2018 | Award notification March 23, 2018
April 2, 2018 | Award notification April 20, 2018
May 7, 2018 | Award notification May 25, 2018