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 13, 2022
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.

Campus Sustainability Grants Solar Greenhouse

High-tech solar greenhouse at University of Alberta [Video, Global News]

Watch University of Alberta students and the Renewable Energy Design Club on Global News as they talk about their first solar-powered greenhouse in partnership with Exceed Solar, a project that was funded by Campus Sustainability Grants program. Story by Kim Smith.


Innovation never stops: Campus Sustainability Grants program 2020

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