Request for Proposals: Micro Research Grants for Regenerative Built Environments

<p>A student takes water samples from a reed bed at the Kendeda Builiding for Innovative Sustainable Design.</p>

A student takes water samples from a reed bed at the Kendeda Builiding for Innovative Sustainable Design.

The Kendeda Building Advisory Board conceived of this pilot program in 2021. It will provide micro research grants ($50 to $500) to eligible participants to conduct limited, but novel, research experiments, design exercises, crafting of models or prototypes, or development and analysis of datasets. Research relevant to the topic of regenerative built environments is required. If you are thinking, “what is a regenerative built environment?”, then we recommend a review of The research must incorporate the campus itself or its operations. We encourage submittals that explore ways in which our campus can continue to innovate, demonstrate, prove, and promote the adoption of best and next practices in regenerative design and operations. In your proposal, define “regenerative” design and/or operations as it pertains to your proposed project. We encourage you to relate the project to one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, Proposals are especially sought from staff and students at Georgia Tech that have not traditionally been directly involved in research, though proposals from all members of the Georgia Tech community are welcome.

Grant Size: Requests for funding are expected to range between $50 and $500

Proposal Due Date: Email a 2-page proposal by May 31, 2021 to Kamilah Roberts at; subject line of the email should read "[Your name] - Proposal for Micro Research Grant."

Project Start Date: June 15, 2021

Eligibility: Georgia Tech enrolled students and current faculty and staff. Note: you do not need to be a professional researcher! You do need an interesting question and a plan to figure out how to answer it.

Program Contacts: Shan Arora (Kendeda Building,, Michael Chang (BBISS,, Kim Cobb (EAS,, Michael Gamble (ARCH,, and Danny Johnson (Atlanta Regional Commission)

Inspiration: Nobel Laureate Muhammed Yunus and the Grameen Bank, who transformed communities and lives through microcredit - small loans that do not require collateral.

News Contact

Kamilah Roberts, Program Support Coordinator, Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design