A multitude of sustainability-focused and -related funding opportunities exist across the University of Pittsburgh. Learn more about student, faculty, and research opportunities below!
Student Funding Opportunities
Pitt Green Fund
Are you a student with an idea for a project or program to make Pitt more sustainable? Apply to the Pitt Green Fund!
MCSI Student Group Sustainability Grants
These funds are intended to support student groups who are initiating programs, activities or events that cover the broad topics of sustainability and help to advance Pitt’s Sustainability Plan
Sustainability Student Prototyping Grants
The goal of this program is to provide support (funds, makerspace access, feedback, connections to Pitt expertise, and references) to students interested in building Innovations to enhance Sustainability.
Global Studies Center Student Organization Event Funding
Pitt Faculty & Staff Funding Opportunities
Global Engagement Sustainability Grants
This program is designed to enhance the university’s mission of interdisciplinary excellence in sustainability research and education beyond the campus. Faculty members and professional staff from ALL disciplines across ALL campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are encouraged to apply. Each award will be one year in duration. The GES is a program to enable people to share, develop and expand their research, teaching or professional practice beyond the campus. The aim of the GES is to encourage engagement activities with partners beyond the general campus and region. These include national and international partners anywhere in the world, from either inside or outside of higher education, working in areas that strongly align the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
John C. Mascaro Faculty Programs in Sustainability
Faculty members from ALL disciplines across ALL campuses are encouraged to apply. This program is designed to enhance the university’s mission of interdisciplinary excellence in sustainability research and education.
Research Seed Grants in Sustainability
The goal of this program is to catalyze the formation of convergent research teams focused on sustainability and associated solutions.
Global Studies Center Faculty Fellowship
This $20,000 annual faculty fellowship from the Global Studies Center selects an outstanding University of Pittsburgh faculty member whose scholarship supports the Center’s mission. This award is designed to advance and showcase faculty research whose research aligns with the GSC’s research initiatives in Global Health, Migrations, Contested Cities, and Critical World Ecologies. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate that they have already made significant progress in planning or executing a project that promises to have a significant impact in their field. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Sustainable Business Research
The Center for Sustainable Business has research funding available for students and faculty interested in the following areas.
– Decarbonizing Middle America: Wicked problems impeding the just transition and clean & circular economies
– ESG Rosetta Stone: Raising sustainable business literacy across functions, levels, and industries
– Workforce 100%: Turning rhetoric into action for work forces 100% representative of their communities.
Sample Funded Projects
Summer Undergraduate Research Project:
Pitt Sustainability Dashboards
Solar Picnic Tables