Campus as Lab Grants


Download the Request for Proposals/Instructions Here

Download the Budget Template here (editable Word doc)

Online Application Form (deadline April 2, 2018)

NEW! Information sessions about CALS grants:
Friday, Feb. 9, 12-1 in Eggers 155
Monday, Feb. 12, 11 am-12 pm in HL 441A
Tuesday, March 6, 2-4 pm, in HL 441A


In the second round of CALS funding. for the 2017-2018 academic year, $75,000 was been awarded to five projects proposed by faculty and students. Awards went to:

  • Engineering students Alex Johnson, Yige Yang, and David Zheng, to evaluate the water and energy performance of the Syracuse Center of Excellence green roof;
  • Prof. Bess Krietemeyer (Architecture) and Jason Dedrick (iSchool), to map the lighting on campus and assess its effectiveness at providing illumination and safety;
  • Prof. Tarek Rakha (Architecture) and Prof. Selem Velipasalar (Engineering) to test drone technology for measuring heat loss from buildings on South Campus;
  • Professor of Practice Svetoslava Todorova (Engineering), for a student engagement project about water and energy use in residence halls;
  • Legal writing professor Emily Brown (Law), to create a public database of legal summaries of Federal laws and proposals related to climate change.

The first round of funding was awarded in January, 2017, for the period from January to June, 2017. Six projects received funding:

  • Prof. Steve Chapin and Prof. Peter Wilcoxen, for an electric vehicle lab;
  • Prof. Amber Bartosh and Prof.. Mark Povinelli, for a virtual
    reality simulation about energy awareness;
  • Prof. Jeongmin Ahn, to research membrane technology to reduce GHG emissions;
  • Grad student Kristina Gutchess, to evaluate water and salt runoff on campus;
  • Prof. Jason Fridley and Prof. Doug Frank, to study carbon cycling in plants;
  • Grad students Hugh O. Burnham and Adam Fix, to develop an oral history of climate activism at SU