Office of Sustainability
Division of Finance & Administration

Taking Your Good Idea to the Next Level

Our students, faculty, and staff are sustainability experts too! Have you come up with a way to reduce IUPUI's environmental impact or promote campus sustainability? Submit your idea, and you could win a Greening IUPUI grant to make it happen.

Greening IUPUI grants are awarded one time per year (recommendations announced April 1) to projects that advance our campus sustainability principles. IIUPUI dedicates a total of $50,000 annually to fund these projects. Please review the Greening IUPUI Grant Guidelines

How to Apply

Application period opens: December 1, 2016
Application period closes: February 1, 2017 (11:59pm)
Applicants notified: April 1, 2017

Proposals should focus on one or more of the following areas:

  1. Planning & Administration (Strategic initiatives, diversity, affordability, innovation)
  2. Academic (Courses, research, other educational pursuits)
  3. Campus Engagement (student engagement programs, events)
  4. Public Engagement (volunteer opportunities, campus-community partnerships)
  5. Operations (Grounds, energy, waste, water, purchasing, transportation, buildings)
  6. Health & Wellness (Food, health, compensation, and human sustainability)
Simply complete The Greening IUPUI Grant Application. You can preview the application before starting the application process. Proposals will be received by the Greening IUPUI Grant Review Committee who will review the applications and recommend proposals based on their potential to advance IUPUI's sustainability principles.

Past Grant Awards

Need ideas? Check out our sustainability principles and a few recent grant awards:

  • Zero Waste at the Natatorium.  The Natatorium staff received funding for new waste bin infrastructure and educational signage to make the 2016 Olympic Dive Trials Indiana's first zero waste athletic event with a 93% waste diversion rate
  • Beekeeping at IUPUI.  Dr. Steven Blanchard of the School of Dentistry was awarded funding to bring a beehive to IUPUI's New York Street Garden. The bees will pollinate the produce in the garden and allow for unique learning opportunities for IUPUI students, faculty, and staff.
  • Promoting Green Purchasing at IUPUI.  Environmental and Natural Resource Law Program developed a "green purchasing guide" and educational workshop for purchasing officers. To raise the profile of green purchasing and contracting options to make more sustainable choices.
  • IUPUI Events Going Green.  The TCEM department will develop a comprehensive program for environmentally responsible events, including "Best Practices", educational workshops, "green" event certification, and online resources for campus event managers.
  • The IUPUI University Native Plant Initiative. The University Library Green Team was awarded funds to develop and install a Native Plant landscape at the main entrance to the University Library. 
  • Student Sustainability Council (SSC) proposal for the purchase and installation of three Bicycle Maintenance Stations on the IUPUI Campus. 
  • Developing a Recycling and Sustainability educational center at the Campus Center, based on a concept developed by a Herron School student project.
  • Development of an Outdoor Fitness Park on the IUPUI Campus.

Office of Sustainability

Lockefield Village
980 Indiana Avenue, Room 4408
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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