How to Apply

Green Fund proposal options

The Green Fund offers two separate grant funding opportunities to current students, faculty, and staff at Florida State University:

  • The Green Fund accepts proposals from FSU students, staff, and faculty members. Projects must align with FSU Sustainability Strategic Plan goals and should result in high-impact experiences for the campus community. 
  • Living Lab grants are available to faculty members in support of the Campus as a Living Laboratory (Living Lab) initiative. 

Please see the sections below for more information about application requirements for each of the funding options.

Project Grant Application Process

  1. Navigate to the SurveyMonkney Apply Green Fund Application.

  2. Click "Log In" in the upper right hand corner of the screen and choose "FSUID".

  3. Enter your FSUID and password when prompted. 

  4. Click the “View programs” button to see applications that are currently available.

  5. Under Programs, click the "MORE" button under Green Fund Project Grant. 

  6. In the right side bar under Value, click "APPLY"

  7. Complete the Fill out an application form task. If you are unable to complete the entire form at one time, you can save your progress and continue editing later.

    • Review the Statement of Understanding and designate a Project Lead.

    • List the project team members and describe their roles.

    • (Student Project Leads ONLY) Designate a project advisor.

    • Provide a detailed project description, including:

      • Project title

      • Project category (climate action, waste minimization, resource stewardship, education for sustainability)

      • Project description

      • Project goals and objectives

      • Project implementation

      • Project sustainability

    • Download the Green Fund Budget Template.

      • Upload the budget to the application form as an Excel document.

      • Justify why budget line items were included in the following categories: Labor, equipment, materials/supplies, land/venue rental, transportation, other.

      • Explain any financial limitations that would prohibit your department from purchasing supplies and other materials upfront.

    • Click “Save & Exit.”

  8. (Student Project Leads ONLY) Complete the Get a recommendation task.

    • Designate a project advisor. The advisor will be sent an email with instructions on how to submit a recommendation. Student submissions without a recommendation will not be funded.

    • Click “Submit.”

  9. Click the “Submit your application” button to complete your application.

Living Lab Grant Application Process

  1. Navigate to the SurveyMonkney Apply Green Fund Application.

  2. Click "Log In" in the upper right hand corner of the screen and choose "FSUID".

  3. Enter your FSUID and password when prompted. 

  4. Click the “View programs” button to see applications that are currently available.

  5. Under Programs, click the "MORE" button under Living Lab Grant. 

  6. In the right side bar under Value, click "APPLY"

  7. Complete the Fill out an application form task. If you are unable to complete the entire form at one time, you can save your progress and continue editing later.

  8. Review the Statement of Understanding and designate a Faculty Grant Applicant.

  9. Provide a general project description, including:

    • Course information (number, name, and description)

    • Project category (climate action, waste minimization, resource stewardship, education for sustainability)

    • Project description

    • Project goals and objectives

    • Project implementation

  10. Download the Green Fund Budget Template.

    • Upload the budget to the application form as an Excel document.

    • Justify why budget line items were included in the following categories: Labor, equipment, materials/supplies, land/venue rental, transportation, other.

    • Explain any financial limitations that would prohibit your department from purchasing supplies and other materials upfront.

  11. Click “Save & Exit.”
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