Climate Justice & Sustainability Hub Grant Program

Apply for the Grant!

 

The Climate Justice & Sustainability Hub provides funding to faculty and staff for programs, events, initiatives, and learning across the global network that support the Hub’s goals. Applicants may request funding up to $5,000 per project.

The applicant must demonstrate how their proposal will help achieve one or more of the following goals:

· Campuses will be models of sustainable, resilient, healthy, interconnected, and just communities.

· Contribute to building a just and regenerative economy, both locally and globally.

· Enact just research and academic practices that advance equitable solutions to the climate crisis.

· Build equitable relationships with local communities to model place-based justice and sustainability in action.

Application Timeline 

Next Grant Application Opens: Fall 2024

Grant Application Guidelines 

Eligibility
Funding Details
Applicants may request funding up to $5,000. Projects will be required to have a departmental sponsor who can receive funds transferred from the Climate Justice & Sustainability Hub.

Hub staff will review all applications to determine which projects will receive funding based on the following criteria:

 

  • Alignment with Hub’s goals
  • Feasibility & Logistics
  • Environmental and Social Impact
  • Equitable and collaborative process
Funding Types
  • Hosting Events, Speakers, Conferences
  • Campus programs, projects and initiatives
    • Sustainability event or competition
    • Department educational or outreach event
  • Resources (materials, student workers, speakers, training) to advance sustainability in department operations
  • Outreach and educational materials

The funding will not be used for:

  • Research 
  • Incentives for developing sustainability courses 
  • Individual professional development, unless it is directly tied to advancing goals across the university (i.e. Attending a conference would not be covered, but hosting a speaker to discuss with a group of faculty how to incorporate sustainability into courses could be covered)

Frequently Asked Questions

How will funding be determined?
Hub staff will review all applications to determine which projects will receive funding based on the following criteria:

  • Alignment with Hub’s goals
  • Feasibility & Logistics
  • Environmental and Social Impact
  • Equitable and collaborative process
What are eligible expenses?
Please note that all expenses must comply with existing Northeastern University policies and procedures. Eligible expenses must be related to the project that is an approved funding type (see above list).

 

Ineligible expenses include:

  • Ongoing operational costs (i.e. staffing/wages for a pre-existing or ongoing position)
  • Alcohol
  • Donations
  • Gift Cards
  • Hospitality for project staff and volunteers (i.e. food, drink, gifts other than for event expenses)
  • Any project costs that would normally be covered by other Northeastern departmental budgets
When will the next grant cycle be?

There are two grant cycles annually; one early in the fall semester and one early in the spring semester.

How do I stay engaged on the grant program and other Hub events and resources?

To learn more about the grant program and stay up to date on other resources, please join the Faculty/Staff Sustainability Series which meets quarterly. You can also sign up for the Hub’s newsletter here.