The Sustainability Research Hub (the Hub) exists to make UW – Madison a preeminent destination for environmental sustainability research and education by supporting innovative, large-scale, cross-cutting sustainability research on campus and beyond.

For those seeking administrative support to pursue these large, interdisciplinary grants, we offer a variety of services including collaboration ‘matchmaking’; grant writing and proposal development; project coordination; proofreading and editing; data visualization and graphic design; and budget preparation. All indirect costs received from grants are retained by the principal investigator’s academic unit.

As the Hub increases the number and size of sustainability research awards, it will also create new opportunities for undergraduate and graduate research in sustainability. The Hub is especially interested in supporting projects that feature new research, foster new collaboration, and support emerging researchers.

The details of each engagement will be unique, but all projects will have an initial intake meeting with our Collaboration Specialist to identify the areas where Hub support is most needed. All interested researchers should CONNECT with the Hub team so we can learn more about you and your project. In an initial meeting we’ll explore questions about scope, scale, collaborators, and funding details. From there, Hub staff will identify what support we can offer, and create an action plan.

The Hub can also serve as a source of connection and coordination for projects with external partners. Our staff will work closely with the University Relations and their Office of Business Engagement to help connect UW-Madison PIs with appropriate corporate, governmental, NGO, or other external partners for their proposals.

Not ready to submit a grant? Reach out and we can help you build your network and connect with others who are interested in creating a sustainable future, or join our Sustainability Experts List.

The Hub is a project of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Office of Sustainability.