As a part of The Fashion Institute of Technology’s initiative “FIT Forever Green,” an annual fund of $15,000 is available to support sustainability initiatives at FIT (up to $5,000 per grant). The fund is administered by the Sustainability Council.
Purpose of the Fund
The Fund can support the development of a full range of potential FIT sustainability efforts, including educational projects, scholarly research, creative endeavors, procedural changes, new technologies, new methods of operation, or professional activities.
The Fund’s annual budget is $15,000. The maximum grant per project is $5,000, though smaller amounts may be requested.
Administration of the Fund
The co-chairs of the Sustainability Council administer the Fund under the auspices of the Office of the President. The Sustainability Council Grants Sub-Committee – a subcommittee of the Sustainability Council – has established, and may periodically revise, the guidelines for eligibility and the procedures for selection of grant recipients. The Sustainability Council will review all proposals and make its recommendations for selection to the President for approval.
Important Dates for Fund Year
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
º November 9, 2013 – Grant proposals must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in accordance with the Application Guidelines, by the end of the day.
º November 2013-Feb 2014 – Sustainability Council reviews grant proposals.
º February 28, 2014 – Recommended grants delivered to President for final approval.
º June 30, 2014 – Grant awardees will be notified by e-mail no later than June 30. Projects can begin as soon as awardees have been notified. NOTE: Purchases for goods and services may not begin until July 1, 2014. Purchases made before July 1, 2014 will not be reimbursed.
º February 15, 2015 – Project completion date.
º March 15, 2015 – Written report on project outcome due to Sustainability Council.
º March or April, 2015 – Project presented at FIT’s Sustainability Conference (date to be determined)
º June 30, 2015 – Purchases of all goods and services, in accordance with the Sustainability Council’s Administrative Guidelines, must be completed by June 30, 2015.