Call for proposals - Sustainability Studies Research Grant

Dear Lakehead Universtiy Faculty Member:

Special Call as part of VPRI Strategic Fund:  Research Facilitation Fund: Sustainability Studies Research Grant - Five awards of up to $5,000 each.

Deadline:  May 25, 2017.  For more information, please click here.

A key message in the current academic/research plan is that the university must recognize the important role it plays in sustainability stewardship. A senior level Sustainability Advisory Committee has been established to oversee the development and implementation of an Action Plan for increasing our awareness and commitment to sustainability at the university. The STARS assessment for the University will provide a framework for developing the action plan.  For more information on this assessment, please see click here.

In order to assist this initiative, the Office of Vice-President Research and Innovation is again providing funding for a program to increase research in Sustainability Studies. When applying for this grant, key things to consider are:

  • The interdisciplinary approach to the research project;
  • The relationship of the project to the broad themes of sustainability as represented by the STARS assessment; and
  • Community involvement or the impact of the project on communities.
Purpose: To promote interdisciplinary research activity that leads to finding innovative solutions to sustainability challenges.

Deadline:  May 25, 2017.  For more information, please see "Sustainability Studies Research Grant (Pilot)" guidelines under the Research Facilitation Fund,  Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) Strategic Fund

Application Process
Requests for the VPRI Strategic Fund must be made through the Romeo Research Portal. 

Projects Involving Campus Infrastructure or Physical Facilities
Proposed projects that involve on campus infrastructure or physical facilities must have written approval from the Director of  Physical Plant at time of applying.