Sustainability Education Grants

The Sustainability Education Grant program, introduced in 2020, is driven by student activism to bring awareness to the growing climate threat facing humanity.

The program also supports Brandeis’ responsibility under the Climate Commitment (pdf), which states that signatories will take actions to make carbon neutrality and resilience a part of the curriculum and other educational experiences for all students. Funds for the grant are provided by the Brandeis Sustainability Fund.

The grant is designed for faculty members to incorporate education and materials that focus on issues of climate change and sustainability within their specific course topic, with the intent of expanding the range of courses at Brandeis that incorporate these issues in some way. Instructors must design a minimum of three class meetings or one unit of instruction, depending on the course structure, focused on these issues and relevant to the current course topics.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

apply for a sustainability education grant

Grant Funding Amount

$500 per grant.

Eligibility Criteria

Course Requirements

Grant Requirements

If you would like to discuss your application, the Grant Committee will be available to meet with you either in person or via Zoom.


Several resources are available for instructors to assist in incorporating these issues into their curricula. These include but are not limited to: