Campus as a Lab for Sustainability Grants (CALS)

Syracuse University considers its facilities and operations to be seamlessly integrated with the academic and research mission of the institution. A portion of the savings from energy efficiency and sustainability projects is set aside to fund academic research, student projects, and course development that can further engage the campus in addressing climate change and sustainable systems. The Campus as a Lab for Sustainability (CALS) program has funded 11 projects since January, 2016.

The Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CALS) program seeks proposals from faculty and students for projects that can advance Syracuse University’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), either by promoting reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), directly or indirectly, or by increasing awareness within the campus community about climate disruption and environmental sustainability. The CAP looks at social, environmental and economic sustainability with emphasis on measurable outcomes and/or cultural change.

A new Request for Proposals came out in January, 2018. Proposals are due March 1, 2019, and will be due in early April and announced just before Earth Day.


Download the Request for Proposals/Instructions Here

Download the Budget Template here (editable Word doc)

Online Application Form (deadline March 29, 2019)