Seed Grant Initiative – Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE)

The Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) program has announced a Seed Grant Initiative to advance sustainability science in order to accelerate the development of sustainable and resilient production and consumption systems that enhance the value and reduce the adverse impacts of material flows through the economy and society. An important mechanism for achieving the above goals is to provide seed grants to Ohio State teams that wish to pursue promising opportunities in research, teaching, outreach, and practice.

 Emphasis will be placed on funding proposals that are likely to produce tangible outputs that expand the financial or intellectual resources available to Ohio State. The first round of SRE seed grants was offered in the fall of 2016, and resulted in eight awards with a total value of $155,000. In addition, the successful proposals were able to secure a total of $173,000 in matching funds. We expect this second round to produce similar results.

 SRE Seed Grant RFP Spring 2016 (003)

Specifics are detailed in the attached document.  The deadline for submission of the letter of intent is April 15, 2016 with full proposals due June 15, 2016. Please direct all communications to the SRE Program Coordinator, Melissa Amos (, 614-292-3732).

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