Teaching & Research Subcommittee

The Teaching and Research Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the University Committee on Sustainability, seeks to develop opportunities for interdisciplinary curriculum development and research. The subcommittee supports a University-wide living learning laboratory approach and serves as a resource for faculty engaged in promoting sustainability literacy through teaching and research. The Subcommittee is co-chaired by Jim Galloway and Bill Shobe. Contact sustainability@virginia.edu to get involved.

Calling All Full-Time Faculty

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The University Committee on Sustainability is pleased to share two seed grant opportunities made possible by UVA Sustainability Plan funding. They are seeking proposals for sustainability-related course development and research projects. For both, awardees will receive $8000 to catalyze progress at the University and beyond in the realms of social, economic, and environmental sustainability. The calls for proposals are below, and the application deadline for both is 8:00am on Monday, December 4, 2017.

To date, the research and course development funding has helped establish eight new courses and eight research projects. Email ds8nh@virginia.edu to request samples successful proposals from past rounds of funding.

Course Development Fellowships ($8,000 each):


Carfagno, Kerrie McIntire School of Commerce
Corporate Resilience and Sustainability
Crisman, Phoebe School of Architecture
Global Sustainability Class
Farmer, Tessa College of Arts and Sciences
Examining Sustainability in Place: The Environment in the Middle East & South Asia
Orebaugh, Angela School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Smart Cities Enabling Sustainability
Culver, Teresa School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Sustainability Science
Jenkins, Willis College of Arts & Sciences
The Ethics of Food
Richter, Brian & Reifenberger, Bill School of Architecture
Water Sustainability
Smith, Tomas Department of Environmental Sciences
Natural Resources & Environmental Sustainability

Research Development Grants ($8,000 each):


Clarens, Andres & Lisa Colosi-Peterson Engineering and Applied Science
Toward Meaningful, Data-Driven Sustainability Decision-Making: Developing an Internet of Carbon and Nitrogen for UVA
Culver, Teresa & Jonathan Goodall, Gregory Lewin Engineering and Applied Science
Adaptive real-time control of stormwater management systems
Galloway, Jim & Tim Wilson Environmental Sciences / Psychology
Shifting Consumer Demand with Environmental Impact Labeling and Social Psychological Interventions
Haynes, Kyle Environmental Sciences
Is landscape lighting with energy-efficient LED lights an ecological trap?
Denckla-Cobb, Tanya Institute of Environmental Negotiations
Proposal to Foster University Collaboration for Sustainable Food Procurement
Roulston, T'ai Environmental Sciences
Evaluating Bee Hotels as Conservation Tools

Grounds as a Learning Lab Grants ($5000 each):


Boichuk, Jeff McIntire School of Commerce
Fostering Sustainable Behavior in the UVA Community
Freedman, Paul Department of Politics
University of Virginia Food Sustainability Student Survey

Learn more about sustainability-related curriculum and research at UVA.