As part of the University of Chicago’s commitment to student research, scholarship and innovation around sustainability, Campus and Student Life has launched a Green Fund in collaboration with the student-led UChicago Environmental Alliance (UCEA) and Undergraduate Student Government (USG). Up to $50,000 in grants will be available in the 2023-24 academic year to support student-led research and projects for improving campus sustainability and reducing the University’s environmental impact.

Successful proposals will seek to examine and reduce the environmental impacts of University operations, broadly defined, via either original scholarly research or a stand-alone project.  The research and/or project should have practical and tangible implications for one or more campus functions and UChicago’s overall sustainability goals.


  • Fall Quarter: October 27, 2023
  • Winter Quarter: February 2, 2024


  • All current University of Chicago undergraduate, graduate and professional students and student groups are welcome to apply. Students may apply as individuals, teams or as part of a Recognized Student Organization (RSO). Teams may include faculty, other academic appointees and staff, but the project lead(s) should be students. Students must be enrolled and in good academic and disciplinary standing for the duration of their funded project.

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