Campus Sustainability Grants


Help make our campuses more sustainable and make your ideas come to life with our Campus Sustainability Grants.

Recurring Grants

Funded through energy savings from the University of Alberta Energy Management Program, these grants are open to students, staff and faculty.

What type of projects are funded?
Projects should use a campus-focused lens to improve operations and practices, advance the stewardship of our natural environment, conduct collaborative research in sustainability, encourage integrated and collaborative solutions to sustainability problems, or advance a culture of sustainability on our campuses.

Full details can be found in the Campus Sustainability Grant Guidelines.

Major Grants
  • Between $2,000 and $50,000
  • There are three (3) submission opportunities per year
  • Deadline: May 15, 2021
Micro Grants
  • Up to $2,000
  • Submissions are accepted and adjudicated on an ongoing basis


If you have an idea, email us at, and we'll happily help you take the next step.

One Time Grant
Graduate Student Sustainability Research Grant

Are you passionate about climate change, food systems or zero waste? Have an idea to study ecosystem health, green energy, green buildings or the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?

Graduate students are invited to apply for funding for a sustainability research project.

Your project should seek to explore a research question related to sustainability. What that means is up to you!

Funding Details

This one-time grant is being funded from the proceeds of the U of A Houses and Content Sale. Final amount to be announced once the sale concludes.

One or more projects may be awarded depending on the applications received.

Graduate students require a Faculty member to sponsor their application and hold the project funds.

Guidelines and Application Form


Solar power: Coming to a greenhouse near you

With funding from the Campus Sustainability Grants program, students, faculty and staff from different disciplines are coming together to develop sustainable gardening practices powered by the sun.


Innovation never stops: Campus Sustainability Grants program 2020

Engineering, urban planning, education, business, medicine and dentistry—the grants program over 2020-21 featured diverse projects from faculty and students across disciplines.