As part of Temple University Education Abroad’s commitment to helping students become global citizens and reducing the impact and carbon footprint of education abroad, we encourage students to apply for grants of up to $500, which will support student efforts focused on sustainability during their time abroad. These grants are co-sponsored by Temple University’s Office of Sustainability. All students studying abroad on Temple-run programs (both Temple and non-Temple students) are eligible to apply for this grant. For the Fall 2023 semester, the grants are open to Temple Rome, Japan and Spain only.
The form of this sustainability work can vary broadly. You may use the funds from this grant to undertake research, plan an event, attend a conference, execute a project, etc. The scope of this work may also vary according to your study abroad location and your interests. For example, you might tackle environmental impact, climate justice, economic development, etc., as long as there is a clear tie to sustainability. Use your creativity!
Process and Requirements
Once accepted to your study abroad program, submit this sustainability grant application by the appropriate deadline listed below. Your application should include a plan for how you intend to use the funds. Accepted grant recipients will meet regularly with an Education Abroad mentor to develop and implement their project. Prior to departure, grant recipients will attend an online orientation meeting, attend or watch a recorded a lecture on sustainability, and sign a commitment to sustainability practices abroad. Upon return from abroad, grant recipients will plan and deliver a presentation and reflection on their project, with guidance and approval from their Education Abroad mentor. Reflections may include a written statement (700-800 words) or video, which may be featured on the education abroad blog.
|Fall/Academic Year 2023-24||
June 15th (opens May 1)
|Spring 2024||November 15 (opens October 15)|
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