Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.94
Liaison Caitlin Steele
Submission Date July 21, 2023

STARS v2.2

San Francisco State University
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 caitlin Steele
Dr of Sust & Energy
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

SFSU Climate Action Fellowship
Up to six awards of $10,000 each awarded to accepted undergraduate and graduate applicants for creative activities and research related to climate change and climate justice, projects focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts, education and outreach related to climate change, and on-campus or off-campus projects (e.g., community-based groups or other non-profits)


College of Science and Engineering: James C. Kelley Scholarship ($1,000) for one undergraduate or graduate student in the field of marine or environmental science.

Awarding Department: Earth and Climate Sciences
Scholarship Intent: Scholarship to support a graduate student in Earth & Climate Sciences specializing in atmospheric science, oceanography, or climate science, based on academic merit and financial need.
1) All applicants accepted to the M.S. program in Geosciences in the Department of Earth & Climate Sciences are automatically eligible for consideration, as are students already in the program.
2) Exceptional promise of achievement in the M.S. program in Geosciences in the areas of atmospheric science, oceanography, or climate science, as demonstrated by materials normally submitted as part of the application for admission to the program or by performance in the first year of the program.
Major: Single: Accepted into the M.S. program in Geosciences
Class Level: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: Masters
Enrollment Status: Entering and Continuing
Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: 6 UNITS
Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a requirement
Citizenship: Any
GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad GPA: 3.0
Contact Person: Earth & Climate Sciences
Web page: http://tornado.sfsu.edu/
Number of Awards: 1 or 2
Award: $10,000

Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:

Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:

We have GreenFILE (link on page below):

and SAGE Journals

Librarian Shawn Heiser helps people with the SFSU major Geography & Environment. He has a guide here:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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