Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Research Grants

September 13, 2016

The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge is excited to announce a second round of competitive research funding to help further the goals of achieving 100-percent renewable energy, 100-percent locally sourced water, and enhanced ecosystem and human health by 2050 in Los Angeles County, as described in detail in the Sustainable LA Five-Year Work Plan. The funding opportunity is open to UCLA-led projects.

This year, we will award grants of up to $500K to projects focusing on “The Built Environment” as it relates to urban ecosystems, transportation and mobility, and/or renewable energy. The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge seeks to foster solution-oriented and multidisciplinary thinking through funded projects.

Earlier this year, we awarded the first set of competitive research grants to 11 projects—ranging from developing lightweight solar panels that double as batteries to studying the costs of algae-based biofuels. These projects will pave the way towards building a sustainable Los Angeles.