Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Greg Farley
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
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George Mason University
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Dann Sklarew
Fellow of Sustainability Studies
Office of the Provost
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

The newly launched Patriot Green Fund (PGF), administered by George Mason University's Office of Sustainability, provides dedicated funds annually to support students' sustainability research. In addition, the new Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities and Research (OSCAR) supports student research activities, including sustainability.

A $5,000 grant program administered by the Office of Sustainability provided similar support even before the PGF was in place.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

The Patriot Green Fund encourages faculty research in sustainability since faculty advisors are required for all students performing research. This is designed in part to encourage faculty to engage students in their own sustainability research.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
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Since the PGF was launched in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, web-based information is not yet live. Sustainability studies web site is expected to include final parameters for research proposals shortly. OSCAR info can be found at oscar.gmu.edu.

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