Fall Mellon Proposals Due in October

Several years ago the Mellon Foundation awarded SLU a four-year $800,000 grant for environmental education, research and advocacy. Over the first two years we have funded approximately twenty-four proposals from faculty and students.

The Mellon Environmental Education Initiative Steering Committee announces the fall call for proposals. The due date for faculty/staff submissions is October 12th, the due date for students is October 28th.  Faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit proposals for projects that meet the spirit and goals of the Mellon grant.  Please see the Mellon Initiative website proposal guidelines for faculty and staff.

Proposed activities should take place spring or summer 2012. We will make another call for proposals due in early February for projects that will take place in summer or fall 2012.

The Steering Committee is particularly interested in proposals that have long term environmental benefits, contribute to regional sustainability, or durable impact on the SLU curriculum. Projects that enhance inter- and multi-disciplinary collaboration across the campus among faculty, staff or students will be favored.

Should you have questions, we encourage you to contact Mary Hussmann or Carrie Johns, co-chairs of the Steering Committee