The Earth Commons

Green Commons Awards

Accepting Proposals

The Earth Commons and the Office of Sustainability are announcing the 2022 Call for Proposals for the Green Commons Awards to spark campus dialogue by co-hosting events; performances; and visiting researchers, writers and artists; and creative approaches to environmental and sustainability issues on campus, locally, or in the global community. 

This internal funding opportunity supports Georgetown’s priority of building, supporting, and infusing environmental and sustainability research, education, and action on Georgetown’s campus and throughout the Georgetown University community so that current and future generations are better prepared to care for our Common Home as referenced in the Laudato Si’ encyclical.

Applications must include a program abstract (not to exceed 200 words), a program narrative (not to exceed 1,000 words), a budget detailing specific items and costs, a budget narrative, and the current CV(s) of key participants.  Other pending or secured funding should be included in the budget. Collaborations—across academic disciplines or with external organizations—are particularly attractive for the Green Commons Awards.   

All Georgetown faculty, staff, and students are eligible to apply, and proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Priority given to submissions before the end of March. Please submit your proposals by email to For projects led by students, the student lead(s) must be enrolled full-time for the duration of the project and must identify an appropriate faculty or staff member to serve as an advisor to the project.

For the 2022 cycle, awards will be available in amounts up to $5,000.  Awards provide support for non-salary expenses, and expenses will be allowable only if in compliance with University COVID-19 protocols as well as University procurement rules on travel and other business expenses when they are incurred.