The Sustainability Fee Advisory Board (SFAB) is currently accepting student proposals for Spring 2015. The Sustainability Fee's goal is to support proposals that help to establish a sustainable campus environment. Paid by all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, the Sustainability Fee is $3 per semester.
The Sustainability Fee funds small, short-term projects, helps to subsidize larger, long-term projects on campus, offers discounted Divvy memberships for students*, and helps to fund student travel to sustainability-related conferences. Funding from this fee is administered by the SFAB, which is comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, as well as faculty and staff.
Who can apply: All UIC students and student organizations are eligible to apply. If needed, the SFAB will provide access to campus resources and personnel to approved proposals. SFAB can also suggest other entities that may provide funding or additional assistance.
Application process: Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by February 16th, 2015. The LOI allows the SFAB to pre-screen proposals for appropriateness and feasibility. Furthermore, the LOI should provide an approximate itemized project budget, including expected completion date and cost savings, if any. Projects that pass this stage will be invited to prepare a final proposal for consideration by the board. The Letter of Inquiry form can be found here: http://go.uic.edu/letterofinquiry. Following review of LOIs, the board will notify all applicants via email by the end of February if they have been selected to submit a full proposal. Full proposals must be submitted by Monday, April 6th, 2015. Grantees will be notified by the end of the spring semester. For questions regarding previously funded projects, funding criteria, as well as rules and restrictions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website: http://go.uic.edu/sustainabilityfee
*For more information about the Divvy membership discount for students, visit here: http://go.uic.edu/Divvy