Sustainability Grants Available for Undergraduate and Graduate Research

Thanks to the generosity of Coca-Cola, the Ohio State University Office of Student Life is proud to offer Cola-Cola Student Sustainability Grants for student-led initiatives that support The Ohio State University's goal to reduce greenhouse gases, conserve resources, and promote sustainability. Seed funding of $500 to $15,000 is available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students or student groups for projects that directly contribute toward reduced environmental impacts on campus. The application deadline is October 27; awards will be announced by December 6.

In addition, the university’s Office of Energy and Environment has created scholarships, research grants and travel funding to help students who are studying or researching topics in sustainability, energy and environment:

  • Funding support ranging from $500 to $15,000 is available from OEE to support both undergraduate and graduate student research. Interested students must submit a personal statement, a research proposal, an application and a letter of support from a faculty advisor or mentor.

The application deadline for the OEE scholarships and research funding is October 27; awards will be announced December 1.

For more information, contact:

Coca-Cola Student Sustainability Grants: Carlos Lugo ( ), 614-247-7960

Office of Energy and Environment funding: Paul Laurent ( ), 614-688-0707

A 2012 Cola-Cola Student Sustainability Grant was awarded to Knowlton MCRP student Denis de Verteuil, for his work on Buckeye Bike Mobile, a “mobile bike clinic” repair station.