Institute for Applied Sustainability
What We Do
We create innovative projects that will serve as models for sustainability efforts in partnership with communities, corporations, and other organizations to drive change.
We amplify voices and empower communities for a livable future.
We facilitate collaboration, support research, further education, and organize events to advance sustainability.
We imagine new possibilities for regenerating communities, environments, and economies amid a rapidly changing world.
The Innovation Fund
The Institute for Applied Sustainability offers a unique funding opportunity for projects focused on sustainability in our community. Aligned with the IAS mission of creating practical and sustainable solutions through creative, innovative, and collaborative approaches, the IAS Innovation Fund (IASIF) plays a crucial role in supporting these initiatives.
Through innovation fund micro-grants, our aim is to provide a boost to forward-thinking projects that are led by SOU Staff, Faculty, or students. The IASIF serves as a strategic investment in the long-term success of your project, aiming to lay the groundwork for broader funding opportunities. These funds are envisioned to help pave the way for your project to attract larger-scale support.
Innovation Funded projects should serve as models, contributing to a future that benefits all in creating a better tomorrow.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal for The IAS Innovation Fund, please reach out directly to the IAS Coordinator, Kira Welch at email@example.com
The IAS Faculty Research Fellows Program at the Institute for Applied Sustainability (IAS) provides SOU faculty with an opportunity to advance their research and contribute to sustainability efforts. The program seeks exemplary proposals from talented individuals that align with the institute’s mission and vision, fostering collaboration and positive change within the university and broader communities.
We are not currently accepting applications for faculty fellowship, but check back later for updates.
Event Scholarships & Sponsorships
The Institute is proud to support transformative conferences and networking events surrounding sustainability. We are also excited to share that we will be providing scholarships to support the growth of networking and knowledge sharing among our students, faculty, and staff at some of these events. If you want to learn more, please direct your questions about event sponsorship and scholarship to IAS Coordinator, Kira Welch.