Application Details

Want to obtain an award from the Sustainability Education Fund?

All grant applicants must complete the "Sustainability Education Fund (SEF) Grant Application" form and the "SEF Grant Budget Form" available for download below.

All application materials must be submitted to Lindsey Lyons, CSE Assistant Director at, by the deadlines stated. The grants will then be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Center for Sustainability Education Steering Committee.

Download Application & Budget Form:

Special Call:
Intersections of Race, Racism and Antiracism with Sustainability

This year, awards will give preference to projects that address intersections of race, racism and antiracism with sustainability. Our motivation is to enhance the engagement of students and faculty with these important issues within the curriculum and in scholarly and creative work, as well as to raise understanding of social justice, equity and antiracism as essential to the work of creating sustainable communities.

Following are some examples of projects that would qualify. They are only examples. We look forward to seeing your ideas for projects and would be happy to discuss your ideas with you prior to application. Please visit the Dickinson Antiracism Project website for antiracism information and resources that can be useful as you develop project ideas.

Example projects: integrate content into existing courses, create new courses, or work with students on research, creative works or civic action that address questions such as:

  • Is COVID-19 impacting Black people, indigenous people, and other people of color disproportionately? What is the evidence for this? What are the underlying causes? What are the consequences?
  • Similar questions for exposures to and impacts of air pollution, lead, natural hazards and climate change. 
  • How have race-based policies segregated communities, what were their impacts and what are their legacies for people and our communities?
  • What are the experiences of Black people, indigenous people, and other people of color as they seek to access or contribute to the production of services that are critical to sustainable communities: nutritious foods, clean air, clean water, public spaces, transportation, housing, health care, and education?
  • What contributions have been made by Black people, indigenous people, and other people of color to sustainability-related scholarship or creativity in your field? Are their contributions included in your syllabus? Can you diversify the voices that are represented in your syllabus?
Deadlines for SEF Grant Applications
Fall 2023 August 11, 2023
Spring/Winter 2024 September 29, 2023
Summer 2024 February 16, 2024

Time sensitive applications (only) will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more information contact:

Lindsey Lyons
Director of Sustainability Learning

Center for Sustainability Education

Kaufman 194