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Travel Awards

The Sustainability Travel Awards program has a total budget of $5,000 for faculty/staff and $5,000 for students for 2015-2016. Please read the below information as the award process has changed. For the 2015-16 academic year, Sustainability Travel Awards will be capped at $500 per recipient. 

Types of Travel

Awards will only be given for travel to present at a conference or similar event. Individual, panel, and invited speakers are encourage to apply. Poster only presentations will not be funded.


Faculty: Faculty who are teaching or have taught an identified sustainability course may apply. If your course is not listed, you may submit your syllabus for review to to see if you are eligible.

Staff: All staff who work on sustainability initiatives may apply. Both your job duties and the presentation must be sustainability related.

Students: Students who major or minor in an undergraduate or graduate sustainability-related degree or certificate may apply.

Application Dates

Award notifications will be made approximately 2 weeks after the application due date.

Fall term 2015: Applications due Oct. 5 for travel occurring Sept. 1, 2015-Dec. 31, 2015

Winter term 2016: Applications due Jan. 8 for travel occurring Jan. 1, 2016 - March 31, 2016

Spring term 2016: Applications due April 1 for travel occurring April 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016 


Awards are competitive and will be based on the following:

  • The presentation’s relevance and applicability to the integrated framework of sustainability. 
  • Preference will be given to travel to present research related to the ISS focus areas of urban sustainability, ecosystem services, and health equity
  • How presenting provides opportunities or benefits that extend beyond the event (publications, collaborations, etc.)
  • Contribution of presentation toward professional development
  • Clear application and budget
  • Preference will be given to individuals with matching funds and no prior ISS funding

Please use the following link to apply for a Sustainability Travel Award:

2015-16 Sustainability Travel Award Application Form 

Award recipients, please complete an Impact Report within one month of your return from travel:

1. Sudent Impact Report

2. Faculty and Staff Impact Report