The 2019-20 Green Fund cycle is underway. Check this webpage regularly for updates on the process, as project proposals become a sustainable reality at Tufts!
Timeline for the 2019-20 Application Process
By October 30th, 2019 at 11:59pm, interested parties will submit the initial ideas form.
The Green Fund committee reviews all the proposals for duplicates, redundancy, and any unattainable ideas (e.g. putting a wind turbine on a building that has known structural issues).
Proposed projects are posted to this website. The public can view projects, and anyone presently affiliated with Tufts can request to join a proposed project's team. The project lead who submitted the proposal will receive any team member requests to join via the email they provided in the initial proposal form.
By November 8th, applicants may be asked clarifying questions or provided with feedback to help refine their idea. Projects that the committee views as attainable will be asked to complete a revised proposal.
All revised proposals are due to the Green Fund by December 1st 2019 at 5:00pm
The Green Fund committee will then independently read through the ideas to decide which projects adhere to the guidelines and solicit feedback from relevant departments impacted by the proposals. The Committee will decide which of the ideas will be invited to complete a full proposal.
Ideas that are chosen to move to the final stage will be notified by December 16th. Some ideas may have to submit additional questions for the committee to review, those questions will be due December 16th.
Each committee member will score the proposals based on our selection criteria. If a committee member submits a proposals, they are unable to score their own.
Those who submitted a full proposal will be asked to present their project in front of the committee and the Tufts Community on January 30th. If there are scheduling issues, these will be worked out by the committee and the finalists.
Depending on the funding requested, one or more finalists will be selected. All decisions will be made by the beginning of February.
Examples of Past Projects
Spring 2019 Fund Recipients:
Tufts Food Security Assessment, submitted by Madeleine Clarke and Marissa Donohue, awarded $4,100