Submit a Green Project Proposal
- Apply for funding for your sustainability-related project!
- Current UIS students, faculty, and staff can propose
- Infrastructure projects (e.g. water-bottle filling stations, composting)
- Short-term or ongoing service projects (e.g. environmental clean-up days)
- Educational programming and outreach projects (e.g. recycling promotion events).
- We will consider any proposal that clearly contributes to social, economic, or environmental sustainability on our campus or the surrounding community. Ideas do not have to be original. Feel free to bring something you love about another campus or community to UIS.
- Collaboration among individuals or campus groups is strongly encouraged, and the number of supporting partners will be considered in the selection process.
- If you would like to submit a Green Project Proposal for the 2023/2024 academic year, we will begin accepting these in Fall 2023.
You will first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) describing your project idea. The Green Fee Committee will review these and invite you to submit a full proposal. The LOI is a rough draft of your proposal. The committee will help you develop your idea into an effective, feasible project. If we receive multiple LOIs for the same kind of project, we will help you collaborate with other campus community members who are passionate about the same issue.
- Download an Example UIS Green Project LOI for a bike repair station on campus (pdf)
- Ready to compose your UIS Green Project LOI? Download and complete the UIS Green Project Letter of Intent Template (Word document)
- Submit your completed Green Free LOI.
After the Green Fee Committee reviews the LOI, we will invite you to submit a full project proposal.
Please do not submit a full proposal unless you have been invited to do so.
If you have been invited to submit a proposal:
- Download an Example UIS Green Project Proposal for a bike repair station on campus (pdf)
- Ready to compose your full UIS Green Project Proposal? Download and complete the UIS Green Project Full Proposal Template (Word document)
- Submit your completed Green Project Proposal (link will open on 10/27 after the GFC reviews LOIs and selects finalists; submit only if you are invited by the GFC to do so).
If you need help developing an idea or writing your proposal, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions, comments, and concerns.