Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.13
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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Virginia Commonwealth University
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Jacek Ghosh
Director of Sustainability
VCU 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:

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Council for Community Engagement awards one-year grants of up to $20,000 to university-community programs, which support interdisciplinary projects to enhance and increase university engagement with the greater Richmond community and will contribute to the research and teaching of VCU units. Community engagement grants create opportunities for VCU students to do research in sustainability. The grants are awarded based on criteria including community-identified need, strength of univeristy-community partnership, and alignment with at least one VCU Quest for Distinction Theme, one being sustainability.


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:

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Council for Community Engagement awards one-year grants of up to $20,000 to university-community programs, which support interdisciplinary projects to enhance and increase university engagement with the greater Richmond community and will contribute to the research and teaching of VCU units. Community engagement grants create opportunities for VCU faculty to do research in sustainability. The grants are awarded based on criteria including community-identified need, strength of univeristy-community partnership, and alignment with at least one VCU Quest for Distinction Theme, one being sustainability.


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

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