2022 MCSI Faculty & Student Grant Programs Open for Application!

2022 grants from the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation are now open to Pitt faculty and students for research, global partnerships, student groups, innovation, & faculty fellowships.

2022 grants from the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation are now open to Pitt faculty and students, supporting faculty and students in engaging in sustainability research, education, and outreach.  

Research Seed Grants in Sustainability 

MCSI requests grant proposals for high-quality faculty research endeavors in sustainability. Grants are open to ALL Pitt faculty and their  goals are:

1 – Catalyze the formation of interdisciplinary synergistic research teams focused on sustainability,
2 – Fund projects capable of obtaining external funding upon completion; and
3- Enhance Pitt’s national recognition in sustainability and the visibility of interdisciplinary sustainability research and education on campus.

Deadline: Friday, February, 25, 2022

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  John C. Mascaro Faculty Programs in Sustainability 

 The John C. Mascaro Faculty Fellowships are designed to enhance the university’s mission of interdisciplinary excellence in sustainability research and education.  Open to ALL Pitt faculty.

Deadline: Friday, February, 25, 2022
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Global Engagement in Sustainability Grants

MCSI’s Global Engagement grants enable people to share, develop, and expand their research, teaching, or professional practice beyond the University campus. This includes working in areas that strongly align the UN Sustainable Development Goals with national and international partners anywhere in the world — and from either inside or outside of higher education. Open to ALL faculty & professional staff in ALL disciplines.

Deadline: Friday, February, 19, 2022
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Student Prototyping Grants in Sustainability

These new Student Prototyping grants aim provide support to students interested in building innovations to enhance Sustainability.  Support could entail funds, makerspace access, feedback, connections to Pitt expertise, and references. Open to ALL Pitt students.

Deadline: Rolling monthly review as proposals received
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Student Sustainability Program Grants for Groups

Grants support for Pitt student groups who are initiating programs, activities, or events that cover the broad topics of sustainability and help to advance Pitt’s Sustainability Plan. Open to ALL Pitt student groups.

Deadline: Rolling monthly review as proposals received
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MCSI Undergraduate Summer Research

MCSI’s Summer URP program provides students with unique opportunities to go beyond classroom curriculum and develop their own ideas on hands-on research while working under the guidance and mentorship of Pitt faculty.  Open to ALL Pitt undergraduate students.

Deadline: February 16, 2022
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