Penn State’s Sustainability Institute provides limited, supplemental funding support for speakers, films, conferences, and other outreach events that intersect with the broad range of issues that comprise sustainability. We are especially looking for programming that connect with aspects of sustainability as articulated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Programs that not only solicit funding from other sponsors but also try to leverage their programming to connect with programming across other units will be more favorably reviewed.
Funding is contingent on the Outreach Fund’s balance and we try to share funding as evenly as possible across campuses and units, so coordinating requests within your campus or college is STRONGLY encouraged. Proposals should be submitted using this new online form. We will consider applications on a rolling basis and make our funding decision within two weeks of your submission. Submissions must be made AT LEAST three weeks before your planned event to be considered.
An email will be sent indicating approval or rejection and, if approved, the amount of funds approved and the process for distribution of funds.