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The Steinbrenner Environmental Education Development Grants (SEED)

The Steinbrenner Institute provides small grants to Carnegie Mellon students, staff and faculty for the development or enhancement of formal and informal environmental education programs. Applications are accepted on a ‘rolling’ basis and the maximum amount of a SEED grant is $2500.

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Applications will be evaluated using and should comply with the following criteria:

  • Eligible activities include course development, projects, workshops, or events
  • Students must be involved in the program
  • Provision of some level of matching funds must be demonstrated

Grantees will be required to write an article for a future SEER newsletter and present a poster about their program at the annual Steinbrenner Institute poster session.

*Due to the volume of requests for SEED grants, and limited funds available, support for participation in conferences or requests for computing services are not eligible.

2013-2014 SEED Grants Include:

  • Support of the Carnegie Mellon University Solar Splash delegation (CMUSS)
  • Support for Project Greenlight who are "developing an information system that automates artificial light sources to enhance comfort and reduce energy consumption"
  • Support of a research project examining the evolution of past Pennsylvania natural gas policy and discussions involving its environmental impacts.  This research will be contributing to a larger project involving the past environmental impacts of natural gas development on the region.
  • Support of student start-up "Footpryntz" a mobile app that promotes sustainability, and encourages environmentally-responsible behavior through social goal-sharing and contextual alerts

For more information please contact Steinbrenner Institute Environmental Program Coordinator, Erika Ninos

Past SEED Grant Projects