Research

Transdisciplinary research "integrates academic researchers from different unrelated disciplines and non-academic participants" in knowledge discovery and creation, combining "interdisciplinarity with a participatory approach." [1]

In Sept. of each year, the SEP issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Research in Sustainable Building and Infrastructure Grants, due in late Oct.  

Research in Sustainable Building and Infrastructure Grant Program

To promote research in sustainable enterprise, the SEP annually awards a grant of up to $20,000, which may be used for stipends, research assistants, materials, travel, and other expenses. All faculty, Ph.D. students, and other researchers from SU, SUNY-ESF and the SyracuseCoE with interest in sustainable buildings and infrastructure are invited to apply. In keeping with the SEP's emphasis on transdisciplinary collaboration and integration, investigators from at least two disciplines are required for each proposal. Projects that are highly likely to have a meaningful impact - publication in a reputably scholarly or practitioner journal, attracting external support, and/or practical implementation - are given priority. 

The SEP gratefully acknowledges the cooperation of the U.S. Green Building Council in the research grant program and the generous gift of financial support from United Technologies Corporation.