Grant Competitions

The Sustainability Committee holds annual grant competitions to promote the principles of sustainability on the UA Little Rock campus. We accept submissions for innovative sustainability-related projects.


All full and part-time faculty, instructors, students, and staff may apply. Student submissions must have a faculty sponsor.

Award Information

The maximum award amount is $2,500. However, proposals requiring lesser amounts can be entered as well. The number of awards and amounts are selected by the Sustainability Committee. Funds may be used for materials and equipment purchases and will be made available shortly after announcements of awardees.

Project Requirements

  • Projects should directly benefit the UA Little Rock campus community
  • Recipients must share project results with the campus community
  • Method of the presentation can vary (e.g., demonstration at Earth Day, public lecture, presentation at Research Expo, etc.)

Winners of the 2023-2024 Grant Competition

Project #1
Coleman Creek Trash Boom
Dr. John Czarnecki

Project #2
Art in the Garden
Dr. Krista Schoening

Project #3
A low-cost wireless sensor network for sustainable resource management at the Campus Garden
Dr. Stephen Grace, Dr. Phil Williams

Project #4
UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law/Central Arkansas Master Naturalist Partnership Pollinator Garden
Hannah Frey (student), Lynn Foster (Professor Emeritus)


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