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Grand Challenge Initiatives

Grand Challenge Initiatives

Resource Nexus for Sustainability Phase I Planning Grant Request for Proposals

The Resource Nexus for Sustainability Grand Challenge will lead the way towards sustainable communities and resources. With an integrative approach to catalyze a nexus of scholars, this initiative is focused on the interactions between the built and natural environment through the lens of our disciplines and our stakeholders to build more resilient urban and rural systems. Through input from the Boise State community, this initiative is designed to complement existing strengths and bring together competencies over a broad range of topics. The first phase of this effort is the solicitation for planning grant proposals to form a Resource Nexus for Sustainability Leadership Team representing the broad interest of the Boise State community. This team will develop the blueprint that will guide the research focus, community involvement, and overall success of this Grand Challenges Initiative.

Award Amount: $75,000

Number of Awards: One

Eligibility: Any Boise State faculty or staff member may serve on the Planning Grant Leadership Team. Each team must designate a team lead who will serve as the main point of contact. The team lead must be a full-time Boise State faculty member. A team must consist of at least three members.

Due Date: January 31, 2022

Click here for a link to the solicitation. If you have any questions, please email