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Spartans are focused on research projects that tackle sustainability across campus and around the world. As a major research university, Michigan State is committed to furthering knowledge and improving life for present and future generations through the convention of research.

Sustainability funding

In order to engage MSU faculty, staff and students in opportunities to advance sustainability research, the Sustainability department, supported by Infrastructure Planning and Facilities, offers grants to promising projects.

Funded research projects investigate topics in environmental sustainability specific to MSU. Research conclusions and findings result in sustainable recommendations for MSU’s campus.

In this photo, Professors Wei Liao and Dana Kirk prepare to operate the South Campus Anaerobic Digester.

Student Grants

The Be Spartan Green Student Project Fund provides financial support for students exploring solutions to our most pressing challenges in sustainability at MSU.

For more information, visit the Student Grants page.

Class projects

If you are a student seeking assistance with a sustainability-related project, please complete our MSU Student Project Assistance Request Form.