The application window for Cohort II of ASEE’s Engineering for One Planet Mini-Grant Program is now closed.  Applicants were asked to respond to the questions on this page. In addition to the program-specific questions below, the application included demographic and institutional questions. Please note, only faculty teams (not individuals) were eligible for this $8000 grant.

The bulk of activity will take place Summer 2023 for course modifications in Fall 2023. 

The deadline for submitting an application was Friday, February 10, 2023. View application questions below.

Policy Acknowledgements

It is the intent of the program sponsor, The Lemelson Foundation, to fund curricular change initiatives that accelerate the infusion of environmental and social sustainability in college programs. If you are selected as an awardee of a mini-grant, then funds will be disbursed to your institution, who will then make them available to you. To optimize impact, we have adopted the funder’s policy of limiting institutions to taking a maximum of 15% indirect from the mini-grant funding. If you are selected as an awardee, then you must agree to this policy.

Curricular Change Initiative Proposal Information

    • What are you and/or your institution doing to engage in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice efforts?
    • What does the concept of sustainability mean to you?
    • How are you and/or your institution integrating the concept of sustainability into engineering curricula currently?
    • What idea(s) do you have for using the EOP Framework to magnify the focus on sustainability in engineering programming at your institution? Please reference the EOP Framework in your response.
    • Elaborate on the feasibility of implementing your proposed idea(s) (described in your response to the last question. (e.g., How could you engage leadership to garner support?)
    • How do you envision that your proposed idea(s) for curricular change will impact students? Will others be impacted too? Please elaborate.

Background Information

During the 2023 EOP Symposium, the inaugural ASEE EOP-MGP cohort presented posters to showcase their project work. A representative from ASEE’s generous sponsor, the Lemelson Foundation, also shared a few words about the EOP initiative. Watch the video.