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Neely Foundation funds student grant for sustainability research

April 14, 2011

The C.W. and Modene Neely Foundation of Gilbert, Ariz., has awarded a grant to ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability to support graduate and undergraduate student research and applied projects.

The Neely Foundation Food and Agriculture Sustainability Research Grants Program offers funding for ASU sustainability student-proposed research and applied projects designed to support and advance food and agricultural system sustainability. Projects can cover any aspect of food and agricultural systems and range from local to global in scope. Most winning projects may expect $1000-$4000.

Graduate students in the School of Sustainability and senior and junior undergraduate sustainability majors may apply by May 4. Awards will be determined by May 15. Application forms and information available at:

All awardees are expected to write summary reports describing their research and how the projects impact their professional development and degree goals. Awardees will also present their work at a fall 2011 symposium at the School of Sustainability.

Students may address all inquiries to and must put his or her name and “Neely Grant” in the subject line of your email.

About the Neely Foundation
The C.W. & Modene Neely Charitable Foundation strives to honor the charitable intentions of its founders. It continues to give preference to charitable work in Arizona with a priority on making grants that promote the protection of the resources of the Earth and that relieve human suffering or improve the human condition. Visit:

About ASU’s School of Sustainability
Established in 2007, the School of Sustainability, within the Global Institute of Sustainability, brings together multiple disciplines and leaders to create and share knowledge, train a new generation of scholars and practitioners, and develop practical solutions to the most pressing environmental, economic, and social challenges of sustainability - especially as they relate to urban areas. Visit:

Karen Leland,
Global Institute of Sustainability