Deadline: October 5, 2012
Sponsor: The Ray C. Anderson Foundation
The internal competition for this year’s pilot program submission has closed. When the next solicitation is released, this page will reflect the relevant updates. For planning purposes, EVPR office instructions to the campus from the last solicitation appear below:
I’m pleased to inform you that the trustees of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation have invited Georgia Tech to participate in a pilot program funding innovative research and project-based initiatives toward the advancement of sustainable production and consumption. The Ray C. Anderson Foundation honors the late Ray C. Anderson (IE 1956, Honorary PhD 2011), founder and chairman of Interface Inc. and noted environmentalist. During his time at Interface, Ray Anderson championed the notion of businesses doing well by doing good. It was the noble qualities of advancing knowledge and innovation around environmental stewardship and sustainability that earned Mr. Anderson global recognition as a pioneer in industrial ecology. The purpose of the Foundation is to perpetuate these shared values and continue Mr. Anderson’s legacy. Through research and funding, the Foundation aims to help create a better world for future generations.
The trustees have invited Georgia Tech to submit up to 10 pre-proposals. In order to maximize this opportunity, we are conducting an internal RFP process to determine the research/projects underway at Georgia Tech that are best aligned with the Foundation’s interests. Please note that the foundation is interested in a variety of different types of proposals including but not limited to research initiatives, curriculum design, professional development projects, scholarships or competitions in any academic discipline.
Please carefully consider the following criteria before preparing and submitting your pre-proposal:
This pilot program is open only to invited institutions.
Proposals should focus on the advancement of a sustainable manufacturing cycle (production and/or consumption).
Administrative costs (overhead) of up to 5% will be allowed.
The Foundation’s goal is to supplement the resources of the institution, rather than fund basic services that should be funded by the institution itself.
No funding for endowment.
Special consideration will be given to those projects that contribute to the enhancement of student research.
In preparing your pre-proposals, please be brief and clear.
The typical grant awarded will range from $40,000-$60,000, with the possibility of renewal.
To be considered for this funding opportunity, please complete and submit the Pre-Proposal Data Sheet and send to Gail Spatt at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 5, 2012.
Click here to view the Pre-Proposal Data Sheet.