Campus as a Living Lab Grant Program

_The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor's Office_:

The ‘Campus as a Living Lab’ Grant Program is a unique opportunity to partner faculty and facilities management staff in using the campus as a forum for the exploration of sustainability concepts and theories. The program aligns the California State University’s long-standing commitment to sustainability with the fundamental goal of preparing students for the workforce.

The ‘Campus as a Living Lab’ Grant Program will provide funds for two schemes:

The development or redesign of a course that ties elements of sustainability into opportunities for learning using the campus physical plant. Funds of up to $12,000 will be awarded to support the preparation of the proposed course.

The creation of an interdisciplinary Learning Community, focused on campus sustainability. The learning community may be comprised of faculty, staff, students, and community college partners. Funds of up to $12,000 will be awarded to support the activities of the proposed Learning Communities.

Students in every discipline can benefit from general education courses that introduce theories and concepts in sustainability and environmental responsibility, including but not limited to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines. Proposals that incorporate at least one high-impact practice such as for-credit internships, service-learning courses, undergraduate research opportunities, student learning communities, and first year or capstone programs, are strongly encouraged.

Grant proposals will be reviewed by a cross divisional committee of Academic Affairs, Capital Planning, Design and Construction and the Systemwide Academic Senate.

For additional information regarding the Campus as a Living Lab Grant Program, please contact Ms. Meaghan Smith, Capital Planning, Design and Construction, at (562) 951-4102 or

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