Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Pennsylvania State University
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Erik Foley
Managing Director
Sustainability Institute
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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 Campus Sustainability Office, the Center for Sustainability and the Office of the Physical Plant have student internship and research programs that provide funding for students in sustainability research.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
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:

We have a Sustainability Seed Grant Program and hold on-going faculty development workshops.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:

Part 1: Several units including the Campus Sustainability Office, the Center for Sustainability, the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, and Penn State Outreach routinely provide funding through grants, internships and wages to students to conduct and/or participate in sustainability research.
Part 2: The purpose of the Sustainability Seed Grant Program is to foster basic and applied research, practice, education, and outreach as it relates to sustainability in such a manner as to enhance the University’s collective expertise on sustainability, initiate or further collaborations across disciplines and units at Penn State, and award recipients’ ability to receive larger external grants. The current level of funding is $350,000.

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