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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Eric O'Brien
Submission Date March 1, 2013
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STARS v1.1

University of Northern Iowa
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

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Complete Expired Eric O'Brien
University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

The Environmental Science Grad Program has offered six stipends and six tuition scholarships each year, on average. Additionally they have provided support for equipment and supply purchases.

Additionally the Environmental Science Program has provided funding for hydroscience education (hands on, bridging the gap between physical and life sciences) that has provided support for undergraduate students and supplies, and development of real time monitoring in Dry Run Creek and in groundwater.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

The UNI Office of Sponsored Programs has offered a seed grant program. The purpose of this program is to support research and creative activities at UNI and to enhance the ability of faculty and staff to apply for external funding. All projects that receive this funding are required to lead to external funding proposals within one year of the completion of the seed grant.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
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