Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.54
Liaison Michael Amadori
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Mikayla Gullace
Sustainability Intern
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
The Carver and DeLaney Family Environmental Studies Endowment, Environmental Research Grants and, The Kloman Fellowship Fund

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Donation driven

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:
2,013

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:

The Carver and DeLaney Family Environmental Studies Endowment seeks to encourage and support student sustainability projects on the Hobart and William Smith campus and in local communities. Grant funding (up to $1000) can be used toward supplies, materials and travel expenses. Students must obtain a staff or faculty project advisor. Awards are determined by the Office of Sustainability, in consultation with the Finger Lakes Institute, Environmental Studies program, and others on campus. Awards are based on criteria such as: anticipated impact on campus and/or local community sustainability efforts, student and project support by advising faculty/staff, and feasibility of the project.

Environmental Research Grants support environmental research projects in the amount of $250 - $1,000, which can be used for supplies, materials and travel expenses. Students enrolled in ENV 450 Independent Study or ENV 300/301 Senior Integrative Experience may apply. Early Career students are also encouraged to apply for this fund. Selection will be based on criteria such as: relevance to environmental studies, student motivation, preference to students early in their careers, feasibility of the project and student academic record. The Selection Committee is made up of both students and faculty.

The Kloman Fellowship Fund is designed to underwrite Hobart or William Smith student research projects about whales and the natural environment up to $1,000, which may be used for supplies, materials, travel and living expenses. Students work with a faculty sponsor. Selection is determined by the Kloman Fund Selection Committee and is based on criteria such as: relevance to Kloman's interests, student motivation, feasibility of the project and the student's academic record.


A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:

This funding will be administered by the Office of Sustainability, in consultation with the Finger Lakes Institute, Environmental Studies program, and others to ensure accepted projects align with the Colleges’ and communities’ sustainability goals. Acting as chair of this grant, the Sustainability Manager is responsible for encouraging and recruiting eligible students to apply, reviewing proposals, soliciting proposal feedback from faculty and staff, awarding funds, tracking the expenditure of funds, and summarizing fund activity to the Provost. The chair will also maintain a list of funded projects and amounts. The Provost will provide oversight of the fund and report on fund activity to donors.


Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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