Sustainability Curriculum Initiative Grants Available to Faculty

Faculty are invited to apply for Sustainability Curriculum Initiative grants of $1,000 each to support the revision of existing courses to include or augment sustainability topics. Faculty interested in developing a new sustainability course for academic year 2014-15 are also encouraged to apply.

Applications are due by Monday, April 14. All proposal authors are strongly encouraged to attend an information session on Wednesday, April 2 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in 1620 Du Bois Library.

The grants are funded by the UMass Amherst Libraries Sustainability Fund. Recipients will be announced in late April. For more information and to apply, visit:

Sustainability plays an increasingly prominent role in the curriculum. In essence, sustainability courses address interconnections between economy, society and environment. To foster the connections, the Libraries, the Provost’s Office and the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development are offering a second round of this faculty incentive program for courses taught in fall 2014 and spring 2015.

For more information about campus sustainability, visit