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Sustainability Accelerator grants RFP issued

The Transition leadership team of the New School has issued a call for proposals to Stanford faculty for Accelerator Projects in Sustainability. 

The Transition leadership team of the New School has issued a call for proposals (SUNet ID required) to Stanford faculty for Accelerator Projects in Sustainability. 

The Sustainability Accelerator is a critical part of how the new school will address the urgency of global needs in sustainability. It will draw expertise from across the university and outside partners to co-create and scale solutions for climate and sustainability challenges that threaten people globally. When it is fully formed, the Sustainability Accelerator will offer convening space, equipment, expert staff, and will provide specialized training and project funding to generate solutions that span the spectrum of technology and policy. 

Proposed Sustainability Accelerator grants can focus on any area involving sustainability, with an emphasis on measurable impacts through partnership with the external community, connecting directly to needs in government, industry and other outside entities, rather than on basic research. Sustainability is a broad area with needs across many domains, including advancements in policy (local, state, federal and international), finance and technology development, among many others. Projects can span a wide range of possibilities, examples include those aimed at improved human health and community well-being, clean energy technologies, biodiversity, ecological resilience and environmental justice, among many other opportunities involving sustainability. Each proposal team should clearly define how its proposed project can lead to measurable impacts.

Successful applications will be announced in April. 

People eligible to apply should have received notification from New School transition leadership. Anyone interested in more details can contact: sustainability_accelerator@stanford.edu, Jennifer Milne (jmilne@stanford.edu), or Anjana Richards (anjanapr@stanford.edu).

Learn more about the RFP and the application process in this FAQ or by watching a video of a Q&A session (SUnet ID required for both).

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