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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 Peter Stiling
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of South Florida
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

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Complete Expired Christian Wells
Director
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:

Graduate Student Challenge Grants: Building Research Partnerships Across Disciplines. Awards are up to $5000 per research team and are made available through the USF Graduate School and the Office of Research & Innovation. These are one-year projects and are available to both master’s and doctoral students.

Each proposal must be submitted by a team of four students, where at least two of the students are from two different colleges. The more departments and colleges involved the better.

The proposals must be submitted in one of the signature research areas of the university, which includes sustainability of populations and/or the environment, and global research.


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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:

Part of the $1 million for the Interdisciplinary Initiative on Sustainable Communities was established for faculty seed grants in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Five seed-grants, totaling $460,000 were awarded earlier this year;Linking Work with Family Health: The Importance of the Family Dinner, Public Housing and Sustainable Communities, The Crisis of Medical Worker Brain Drain: A Comparative Case Study of Medical Labor Migration from Ecuador, Jamaica, and the Philippines, Developing Communities as Complex Adaptive Systems, and Women’s Health and Sustainable Healthy Communities: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Capability. All of the grants host faculty from multiple departments within the College of Arts and Sciences as well as faculty from other USF Colleges and/or community organizations.  In addition to fostering interdisciplinary and community collaboration, these five grants have added positions for eight new graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences.


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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.