Living Lab projects have transformed otherwise un-programmed areas into spaces for sustainability innovation, testing, demonstration, and learning. Sound like something you would like to create? The Office of Sustainability invites students, faculty, and staff to propose projects that use the campus as a test-bed for sustainability through applied research, demonstration, and curricular projects. Selected proposals will be provided space on campus and guidance in facilitating project implementation. Seed funding may be available living labs depending on availability and need.
Learn more about the advantages of
creating a Living Lab.
Applications open for 2023-2024.
Check out the map of eligible spaces for Living Labs on campus.
Need some inspiration? Review former proposals.
Prep your application with this Living Lab checklist.
Outside funding is available for Living Laboratory projects:
Institute on the Environment Mini Grants: These are available twice per year, and applicants are encouraged to apply for these mini grants to align funding and project timelines.
The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources through the Minnesota Legislature.
There are many other environmental project grants available in Minnesota. Check out which ones might fit your project goals.