Green Grant Fund

Executive Vice President Tallman Trask has committed $50,000 each year to fund student, staff and faculty sustainability projects.  The fund has been used to put on conferences, conduct research, provide education and training, and seed new programs.

View current and past Green Grant projects

Rules for Grant Applications:

  • Please apply early.  Grants may take up to 30 days to process.
  • Grants are for projects or activities that will reduce the environmental impact of Duke's campus or health system.
  • Students, faculty, staff and alumni or any organization comprised of students, faculty, staff or alumni may apply for a grant.
  • Grants can be used for educational purposes if it is clear that the education will lead to a reduction in Duke's environmental impact.
  • Grants will not be made retroactively (i.e. to reimburse).
  • The grant application process is a rolling one. Applications are considered as they are submitted.
  • $50,000 is the total grant money available each school year. Email before submitting an application to inquire whether funding remains.
  • As of Fall 2010, a Green Grant Reporting Form must be submitted after the project is complete.  Sustainable Duke will inform successful applicants about the deadline for this document after they receive funding.

The Application Process:

  1. Download and complete the grant application.
  2. Submit the application electronically, with budget included or attached, to
  3. The coordinator will be in touch with you to let you know how the application review process is proceeding.