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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.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Keith Muhlestein
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2012
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STARS v1.0

University of Texas at San Antonio
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jeffrey Anderson
Assistant VP for Strategic Development
Sr. Associate VP for Research Development
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
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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:

UTSA has several research programs providing funding for interdisciplinary research in sustainability-related areas. These include:
1 - The Energy Research Grants Program (ERG): This joint program by the UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research and the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute provides up to $100,000 of seed grant to fund multidisciplinary energy research. The program challenges faculty to develop novel approaches to technology insertion, policy formation and community interactions for the purpose of reducing energy costs, improving systems reliability and assuring responsible environmental stewardship.

2- The CONNECT Program: This collaborative seed grant program aims to stimulate inter-organizational research between Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and UTSA in fields such as Advanced Materials, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy, Environment, Security, and Manufacturing. Each organization commits up to $100,000 to fund one proposal that involves a minimum of two Principal Investigators (one from each organization), to conduct research that leads to proposals for externally-funded collaborative research programs.

3- The Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program (CRSGP): This program provides up to $110,000 in grants to start new and innovative collaborative and multidisciplinary research programs for research in one or a combination of the following areas: health, security, energy and the environment, human and social development or sustainability.

4- The START-R Program: This program provides up to $15,000 for grants to start new and innovative research programs for full time, tenured and tenure-track faculty for research in one or a combination of UTSA’s core competency areas: health, security, energy and the environment, human and social development or sustainability.


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.