The Mellon Initiative invites proposals from students (the faculty deadline has passed) for projects that involve research, advocacy or education about the environment. We are seeking proposals from individuals or groups of students for work to be carried out either in summer or fall semeser, 2010. The application form, as well as guidelines for applications, can be found on the Mellon Initiatve section of the Green Pages.
Proposals are due at 5 pm on Monday, March 15th. The next call for proposals will not be until fall 2010.
The second call for Mellon proposals will be made early at the start of the Spring 2010 semester. The deadline for proposals from faculty or students for projects to be undertaken in Summer or Fall 2010 will be February 15, 2010.
Faculty - Please join the Mellon Steering Committee at a reception to learn more about the Mellon Initiative and how you can participate. Opening remarks by Dean Lehr will be followed by a chance for faculty to learn more about the grant application process and possible cross-curricular collaborations. Hope to see you there. Local and seasonal goodies provided!
The Mellon Steering Committee announces that our first Call for Proposals from students and faculty is now open. We will accept applications on a rolling basis until December 10, 2009. All proposal are welcome, but we place particular emphasis on proposals submitted for work to be conducted in the remainder of the fall semester, over winter break, or during Spring 2010. We anticipate a second call for proposals for work to be conducted in Summer or Fall 2010 in early February. details...
St. Lawrence University has been awarded a grant of $800,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York City, for support of its Environmental Education Initiative for Active Learning, Research and Advocacy, a four-year collaborative project with broad multi- and interdisciplinary participation.
The University plans to expand experiential learning opportunities such as field experiences and internships related to environmental education, research and advocacy; coordinate and increase collaborations between faculty members across disciplines; and implement these programmatic enhancements in environmentally sensitive ways. Participants in the initiative will be asked to estimate the "environmental footprint" of proposed activities and offer suggestions for how they can and will mitigate or offset those factors. In evaluating projects for funding, the Project Steering Committee will consider both any potential short-term negative impact on the environment (such as travel) and potential short- and long-term benefits to the environment that will result from the activity.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has provided St. Lawrence with a number of generous grants over the past three decades, all of which have enabled the institution to think creatively about how to enhance the curriculum in new and innovative ways. Examples in recent years include grant support for expansion of the arts curriculum; development of a new curriculum in rhetoric and communication; development of the ConnectNY consortium of academic libraries; support for the establishment of the Center for Teaching and Learning; and awards to initiate the University's Technology for Teaching Project and its Cultural Encounters Program.
Students and faculty are eligible to apply for grants throught the SLU Mellon Initiative. The first call for proposals took place in early November 2009.