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The ISGI encourages faculty, student, and staff learning in sustainability through financial support opportunities like fellowships and grants.
Sustainability Speaker Grants of up to $500 for one speaker is awarded to support engagement of speakers addressing sustainability and environmental stewardship. Speakers may address regularly scheduled academic colloquia, meetings of student organizations, or special events associated with the University. Priority will be given to events expected to reach large and diverse audiences. Cost-sharing with other funding sources is strongly encouraged.
All expenditures must comply with relevant University regulations concerning travel and event expenditures. Awardees will be responsible for all travel and event arrangements and logistics. ISGI will be available to assist with publicity of events for which these awards are made. Applications will be considered at any time but must be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the proposed event to allow time for evaluation of the application and award processing. Applications should be submitted on the proper form.
The ISGI announces Travel Support Grants available to students, faculty and staff at UT Arlington working to enhance sustainability in the University’s affairs. Specifically these grants support (A) faculty and staff travel relating to curriculum, research, and public engagement and (B) student engagement in activities related to sustainability and the environment.
Travel Support Grants of up to $500 for one event is awarded to attend conferences, seminars or workshops relevant to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Funds may be used to support transportation, registration, or other costs allowed under University travel policy. Cost-sharing with other funding sources is strongly encouraged. All expenditures must comply with relevant University regulations concerning travel expenditures. Awardees will be responsible for all travel arrangements.
The ISGI presents one undergraduate and one graduate student with a $200 award each for the best presentation on sustainability-related topics given at the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) symposium, a University-wide, daylong event that showcases the best of our students’ research and creativity.
Dr. Carla Amaro-Jimenez – Education – $3,000 — Project Entitled “Increasing Bilingual Pre-Service Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Sustainability through the creation and implementation of materials in dual language classrooms”
Dr. Jeff Howard – SUPA – $2,500 — Project entitled “Preparation of core course for new Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor Program”
Dr. Kevin White – Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education – $5,000 — Project entitled “PreService Science Teacher’s Exploration of the University’s Trading House Creek Through the Use of Probeware Technologies”
Dr. Susanna Khavul – Management, College of Business – $4,000 — Project entitled “Innovation and Sustainability in Entrepreneurship and Management”
Dr. Jill Devito – Biology — $1,000 — Project entitled “Sustenance & Sustainability: the human ecology of food”
Dr. Stephanie Lynn Daza – Education — $4,700 — Project entitled “Integrating Ecojustice Education into Graduate Courses for Teachers”
Dr. Jill DeVito – Biology – $2,450 — Project entitled “Recognizing Ordinary Life as Human Ecology”
Dr. Ali Davoudi – Electrical Engineering – $2,850 — Project entitled “Interfacing Building Blocks for Sustainability Energy Sources”
Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald – Linguistics – $4,426 — Project entitled” Traditional Ecological Knowledge, sustainability and Indigenous Language Documentation”
Dr. Melanie Sattler – Civil Engineering – $5,000 — Project Entitled “Establishment of an Undergraduate Minor in Sustainable Engineering at UT Arlington”
Jeffrey McGee – Management – $6,185 — 2 Projects entitled “Corporate Sustainability: Lessons from Brazil” and Sustainability-Demonstrating Profits are Moe than the Bottom Line”
Jason Hogue – English – $5,000 — Project Entitled “Community Gardening and First-Year Writing: Service Learning Sustainability Education”
Jacqueline Stodnick – English – $3,950 — Project Entitled “The Environment Before Environmentalism”
Dr. Nilakshi Veerabathina – Physics – $2,000 – Project Entitled “Light Pollution and its Social, Ecological, and Environmental Effects and Solutions”
Dr. James P. Grover – Science – $2,500 – Project Entitled “Seminar Course on Environmental Sustainability Policy”
Dr. Jiyoon Yoon – Education – $4,000 – Project Entitled “Community Science Project to Save the World”
Dr. Christopher Kilgore – English – $1,500 – Project Entitled “Sustainability Starts Now: Introducing Key Issues in Collaborative Work Across Institutions”
The application deadline for Sustainability Travel Grant applications will be October 6.
There is no deadline for Sustainability Speaker Grant applications. They are ongoing.
The deadline for Faculty Sustainability Fellowships will be near the end of the Spring semester, typically around April 30.