Universities are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. Applications are now open for the Higher Education and the SDGs Challenge Grants to fund collaborative work around the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Open to professional and academic staff at ACU member universities, the grants focus on the following ACU Higher Education and the SDGs Network priority themes:
Teaching and learning
Estates and stewardship
Engagement and impact
From sourcing energy-saving and clean energy options for selected Fijian schools, to supporting women's economic empowerment by addressing the financial literacy and gender-based disparities in access to finance - the grants have been used to fund a diverse range of activities, projects, workshops, and events. Applications could include ideas for:
Virtual exchange or collaboration, teaching or professional practice collaboration, sharing and co-development of learning materials, tools, training and approaches to support contingency and continuity of operations planning at Higher Education Institution’s (HEI’s)
Virtual fellowships, comparative analyses, research management and uptake capacity building
Integrating sustainable development into operations
Sharing SDG learning content and materials
Developing SDG-focused research strategies
Co-creating research for impact, community engagement, and partnerships for the goals
What does the grant cover?
Four grants of GBP 2,500 are available.
Eligibility and application requirements
If your university has previously received an ACU Higher Education and the SDGs Challenge Grant, you are not eligible to apply again. Please check our grantees page to see if this applies to your university.
Closing date: 17 May at 10:00 UTC
For More Information on the SDG Challenge Grants visit: https://www.acu.ac.uk/funding-opportunities/for-university-staff/grants/higher-education-and-the-sdgs-challenge-grants/