Call for Proposals: 2018 Rasmussen Summer Research Fund

The 2016-18 Rasmussen Summer Research Fund Administrator, Albert Dato (Engineering), and the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design are happy to announce the availability of funds from the Rasmussen Summer Research Fund to support summer 2018 research students in the area of environmental sustainability.

The area of “environmental sustainability” is construed broadly to include multidisciplinary projects involving the physical and life sciences, mathematics and computer science, engineering, and social sciences, humanities, and the arts. The proposed projects should be designed to contribute to the ultimate solution of pressing environmental challenges such as resource scarcity, climate change, population growth, species and ecosystems protection, and conversion to renewable energy sources.

Please review the Proposal Evaluation Criteria and Sample Form on the Rasmussen Fund page before submitting. Interested submitters may also consult past proposals and reports for guidance.

Proposals are due to the Rasmussen Fund administrator ( and the Hixon Center ( by Monday, February 5, 2018 – the beginning of the fourth week of spring classes. Selected members of the Hixon Center’s Rasmussen Committee will review the proposals and announce funding awards within a week or two following February 5th, so that faculty can announce and successfully fill student research positions funded by Rasmussen awards.

Further questions can be sent to the Rasmussen Fund Administrator at