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How to Apply for Funds

Please download and read all of the application guides before submitting any applications to the PGF. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. If you have questions, please read the FAQs at the end of each document. If you still have any questions about how to apply, please contact

Application Forms and Guides

Preliminary Application
Preliminary Application Guide 

Quick Fund Application 
Quick Fund Application Guide 

Infrastructure Improvement Application
Research Application
Final Application Guide 

Faculty Guide - Faculty, start here to learn about how you can leverage the PGF for your classes and research

Before Applying: Eligibility Reminders

Any student, faculty, or staff member may apply for funds to support a sustainability project. Please review the "Guide" files above for more details about the type of projects that will be supported by the PGF. Some important notes:

  • Research projects must have an undergraduate or graduate student leading the project - research projects led by faculty alone are not eligible.

  • Facility projects requesting over $20,000 are strongly encouraged to apply for other grants and/or obtain funding from other Mason departments.

  • Students leading facility projects are strongly encouraged to locate a faculty or staff mentor outside of the PGF Committee.

Application Process Details

The application due dates for Spring 2017 are on February 6th, March 6th, and April 3rd. 


Full scale projects can take months to complete, so please plan your timeline accordingly.  Quick Fund applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and take about 2-3 weeks to review and approve/deny.  Again, please review the "Guide" documents provided above for more details about the timelines and expectations of the application cycle.