Funding Opportunities

The Mascaro Center supports an annual seed grant program aimed at engaging a core team of researchers who are passionate about sustainability. Seed grants support graduate student and post-doctoral fellows on one-year research projects.

2023 Research Funding Programs
The Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation is pleased to announce three grant initiatives designed to help Pitt faculty and students engage in sustainability research, education, and outreach. See summaries below with links to the full applications and program RFPs.

Due Date Funding Decisions Expenditures
Research Seed Grants in Sustainability February 24, 2023 April 14, 2023 By June 30, 2023
John C. Mascaro Faculty Programs in Sustainability February 24, 2023 April 14, 2023 By June 30, 2023
Sustainability Student Prototyping Grants Rolling (Monthly Review) Rolling (Monthly Review) By June 30, 2023

Student Funding Opportunities
MCSI and the Office of Sustainability are partnered with the Pitt Green Fund to fund student projects on campus. When applications are live, proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply here.

Complete Listing of Previous Awards from 2015-2022


Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
153 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


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