Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.11
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Jan. 21, 2011
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University of Louisville
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
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:

Social Justice Research Award
UofL's Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research (ABI) is committed to bridging the gap between academic research and social justice activism. ABI's annual Social Justice Research Award for students was created to help sponsor, stimulate and disseminate research relevant to the Louisville community and the U.S. South on social movements, citizen participation, and public policy reforms around racial and social justice. Graduate and undergraduate students from any discipline are asked to engage one or more social justice topics, with a preference given to papers engaging race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, environmentalism, disability, and/or age. The best two undergraduate applications receive $100 each, while the best graduate application receives $300.


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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:

1. KREC Competitive Grants Program
The Kentucky Renewable Energy Consortium (KREC), administered by the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) at UofL's J.B. Speed School of Engineering, encourages faculty research through the Competitive Grants Program. KREC advances and funds innovative research on renewable energy and energy efficiency that focuses on developing resource-responsible technologies and practices for the energy sector. A total of $864,000 was awarded to seven recipients in the latest round of grants.
More info: https://louisville.edu/kppc/krec/research/fy-08-11-competitive-grants-program-awardees.html

2. UofL's Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research (ABI) is committed to bridging the gap between academic research and social justice activism. ABI's Faculty Research Fund was created to help sponsor, stimulate and disseminate research relevant to the Louisville community and the U.S. South on social movements, citizen participation, and public policy reforms around racial and social justice. Proposals that engage one or more social justice topics (historical or contemporary) such as race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, environmentalism, disability, and/or age will be given preference.

Any faculty member in the University of Louisville’s College of Arts & Sciences is eligible to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 during a period not to exceed 12 months (this includes term and part-time faculty). We consider all proposals, but encourage those that represent faculty/community or faculty/student collaborations. Collaborative projects may include the following:

a) Faculty and student or community partner collaboratively plan and carry out the study, although the faculty member is the Principal Investigator (PI)

b) Projects that may lead to further work by one or more of the participants are encouraged.

These grants can be used to fund a portion of a much larger research project.

Award recipients are required to give a presentation on their findings at a research forum hosted by the ABI during the Fall and a paper copy of the presentation must be provided to the ABI for display in the ABI’s reading room.


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

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