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Sustainability Engagement & Enrichment Development (S.E.E.D.) Fund

UMass Lowell’s S.E.E.D. Fund provides funding for projects that promote environmental sustainability and positively impact and enhance the student experience at the university. In addition, the S.E.E.D. Fund has a specific goal of supporting implementation and concept development steps for Rist DifferenceMaker student teams. The S.E.E.D. Fund supports the sustainability goals outlined in UMass Lowell’s 2020 Strategic Plan and is supported by student sustainability fees administered through a student-majority committee.

Past Winners


A Note to Applicants

It is highly recommended that applicants attend a Sowing SEEDs workshop hosted by the Office of Sustainability to review project proposals and details prior to submission. Information for Sowing SEEDs workshops can be found on the university event calendar. Graduating seniors and graduate students are eligible and encouraged to submit applications with an undergraduate partner to oversee implementation in the fall.


Selection Committee

The student majority committee meets weekly during the month of April to review S.E.E.D. Fund projects and is scheduled to announce awarded Friday, April 22, 2022.


Application Timeline

  • Sowing SEEDs Workshops:
  • Application Submission Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2022

  • Selection Committee Review Period: Monday, April 4, 2022 - Friday, April 22, 2022

  • Projects Awarded: Friday, April 22, 2022

Apply for the UMass Lowell S.E.E.D. Fund

SEED-Fund-ApplicationAll UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff are eligible to apply for grants up to $10,000 for campus sustainability projects. Please be sure to review application details before applying and reach out to the Office of Sustainability with any questions.