Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.41
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
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University of Arizona
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Joseph Abraham
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Undergraduate and Graduate students have ample opportunity to get involved in all types of research including projects that deal with sustainability themes. UA is host to many research centers which provide opportunities for students to work with faculty on research. UA also has several programs that promote students to start individual research projects.

A sampling of Undergraduate research programs can be found at http://www.arizona.edu/undergraduate-research-opportunities.

For a list of graduate level research opportunities please visit
http://www.arizona.edu/graduate-research-opportunities

For a list of all the research centers at the University of Arizona please visit
http://www.arizona.edu/research-centers


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 University of Arizona supports faculty through several programs. Specifically through Confluence: Center for Creative Inquiry,Community Connections Grants, Faculty Seed Grants, and the George H. Davis Fellowship the University of Arizona encourages faculty to pursue innovative research in both field specific and interdisciplinary areas. The Confluence Center funds the social sciences and the arts, the Community Connections Grants fund projects that encourage development of ties in the community, the Faculty Seed grants provide funds to start innovative research that could later be sponsored by outside sources, and the Davis Fellowship helps defray the costs of attending conferences, meetings, etc., at which the researcher would present findings, scholarship or creative activities.

Additionally in 2008, the Institute of the Environment received $9 million to encourage faculty to conduct environmental sustainability research and to recruit high quality researchers.


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

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