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Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Grants & Funding

Current Grants

USEPA  Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (2014-2015). $499,727. Invasive species prevention and control: Furthering capacity to maintain high quality coastal wetlands in northern Michigan. Shane Lishawa, Nancy Tuchman, David Treering.

California Department of Pesticide Regulation (2013-2016). $123,015. Field Edge Plantings for Pesticide Reduction & Biodiversity. Kelly Garbach.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources as a sub-contract through Illinois Natural History Survey(2013-2015). $101,789. Outreach to Address AIS in Illinois: Tracing Outreach Messages. Rueben Keller and Kelly Garbach.

United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA): People, Prosperity, and the Planet Phase II Award. (2013-2015). $90,000. Developing Biological Systems to Purify Biodiesel Wash Water. The grant is geared toward sustainable biodiesel production, focused on the biological treatment of biodiesel ash water. It also includes elements of education outreach and equipment design. David Crumrine, Sarah McDowell, Andrew Monks, Shane Lishawa, Lane Vail and Zach Waickman. Undergraduate research grant.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (2013-2015). $101,789. Knowledge Networks to Manage Invasive Species. Kelly Garbach and Reuben Keller.

USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (2012-2017). $8.6M. Integrated Crop Pollination. Kelly Garbach. 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, as a sub-contract through Illinois Natural History Survey. (2012-2014)$80,392. Addressing Aquatic Invasive Species in Illinois through Outreach and Planning: Creating a Database of Illinois AIS Occurrences, and Revising the Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan. Reuben Keller.

Completed Grants

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Higher Education Challenge: Planning Grant (2012-2014). $28,500. Sustainable urban agricultural education for a food secure and sustainable future: A workshop series. Nancy Tuchman, Lane Vail, Shane Lishawa, Stephen Mitten, and Christopher Peterson. Curriculum development seed-grant.

US EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (2010-2014). $449,603. A sustainable approach for restoring wetland biodiversity. Shane Lishawa, Nancy Tuchman, David Treering.

USDA  Farmers Market Promotion Program (2013-2014). Promoting the availability of fresh healthy food at the Loyola Farmers Market to Link Card members, seniors and other low-income populations.  Gina Lettiere.

International Copper Association (2013). $63,001. Copper Bioavailability and Mekong Tropical Biotic Ligand Model: Phase II Development with Sensitive Snail and Technology Transfer to Scientists from Cambodia and Laos. Tham C. Hoang.

LUC internal grant program “Stimulating Multidisciplinary Research at Loyola’s Lakeside Campuses”. (2012-2014). $20,000. The Effects of Spatial and Temporal Variation of Measured Abiotic and Biotic Attributes on Ecosystem Health in the Chicago Area Waterways System: Building the Foundation for Scientific Inquiry. Tim Hoellein, John Kelly, Chris Peterson, Tham Hoang, Catherine Putonti, and David Treering.


Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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