By augmenting curriculum with experts and experiences, TomKat energyCatalyst Grants aim to cultivate interdisciplinary thinking and introduce or deepen students’ knowledge around sustainability concepts. TomKat energyCatalyst Grants can be used to support class trips; bring in guest lecturers; purchase materials for demonstrations or projects; and support student-led research. Examples of successful grant applications might include taking a class on an industry site visit; inviting an industry expert or guest researcher to give a lecture; or purchasing materials to demonstrate and study a technology concept. These grants are designed to benefit a group activity and are available to faculty, academic staff members, and students in any department or school. Approved expenses must adhere to all of Stanford University’s administrative guidelines and policies for payments and reimbursements.

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The Living Laboratory Fellowship Program for Sustainability provides Stanford students real-world sustainability leadership and project management opportunities that meaningfully advance Stanford’s operational sustainability goals. Offered in partnership with the LBRE Office of Sustainability, the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, and the Bill Lane Center for the American West, the program collaborates widely with schools, departments, and operational units across Stanford, including the O'Donohue Family Educational Farm, Residential & Dining Enterprises, and Business Affairs.
The Realizing Environmental Innovation Program (REIP) is intended to provide next stage funding (up to $500k) to PIs to move existing interdisciplinary environmental research projects toward actual solutions implemented by public stakeholders and private market actors. To be considered, projects should demonstrate both significant progress in identifying solutions and strong potential by private market or public end users...
The Stanford Woods Institute EVP program provides seed grants from $10,000 to $200,000, for up to two years, for interdisciplinary research projects that seek to identify solutions to pressing problems of the environment and sustainability. Research projects are evaluated for their intellectual merit, potential to solve critical problems, the integration of the disciplinary strengths...