Seed Funding Announcement

We are very excited to announce that six projects, detailed below, have been selected to receive funding from the ISCN Capacity Building Seed Fund.

Harvard University and ETH Zurich (Peer Exchange)

This project will help support the development of the ISCN peer exchange program, documenting lessons learned and recommended guiding principles based on a peer exchange case study with Harvard and ETH Zurich.

Yale University and Fundación Universitaria Católica Lumen Gentium (Ambassador Mentorship)

This project will support a mentorship relationship between Yale University and Fundación Universitaria Católica Lumen Gentium (Unicatolica) in order to connect Unicatolica to regional and global contexts. The project will enhance student involvement in sustainability on campus and in the communities near both main campuses.

University College Cork Climate and National University of Columbia (Peer Exchange/Ambassador Mentorship) 

UCC has been working with the National University of Colombia (UNAL) for the past two years to develop Capacity Building for Sustainable Universities and Campuses in Colombia. UCC will mentor UNAL in implementing the program and seeking accreditation.

University of Edinburgh and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Ambassador Mentorship)

The aim of this project is to support Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile’s ambition to become a leading institution in social responsibility and sustainability within the Latin American region through a program of peer-to-peer mentoring delivered by the University of Edinburgh.

Universite Libre Bruxelles (Peer Exchange)

Universite Libre Bruxelles (ULB) is integrating sustainability teaching at the level of the whole institution so that all students have the opportunity to understand, systemically, sustainability challenges before leaving university. To support this process, ULB is seeking advice from practioners experienced in this field. This project requires a partner for exchange. Please contact ISCN if you are interested in partnering with ULB.

TU Delft (City-University)

This project aims to extend the work of ISCN members with relation to their cities, to create an inventory and organize a knowledge exchange on partnerships between cities and universities, such as that which is now currently being done in Amsterdam with the TUD/MIT inspired AMS Institute: how to solve metropolitan solutions.  The work will gather universities of ISCN around this theme, and identify and initialize a Community of Practice.

For more information, please contact [email protected].