Our goal is to harness Portland State’s assets to achieve transformational change in the university and the community.
ISS provides opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to receive support for innovative sustainability research, teaching, partnerships, and outreach at PSU. Because the Miller gift is a challenge grant, we also leverage and attract additional outside support for these initiatives.
The Solutions Generator provides an opportunity for teams of students to submit proposals for innovative solutions to pressing sustainability issues on campus. Proposals should present innovative ideas, form productive partnerships, and generate creative solutions.
At Portland State, hands-on experience gives students an edge securing jobs in emerging green industries. The Institute for Sustainable Solutions partners with PSU Career Services to educate and introduce students to careers in sustainability by helping students find their passions, discover their strengths, and gain experience through internships.
For existing applications to other funders, potential matching support is available for selected proposals that are transdisciplinary in nature and sustainability oriented.
Have a project in mind? Please contact us with your ideas or questions.