The Outdoor Initiative Fund is available to SUU faculty and staff to apply for funding to engage students academically in the outdoors. Funds may be utilized for travel, equipment, research, or application of teaching methods that utilize the outdoors as a classroom. Funds that potentially connect students, faculty, and staff to public lands and include interdisciplinary work will be given preference.
Funding requests up to $500 will be considered this year. Deadline for Round I is December 14 (with award status announced by 12/17). Deadline for Round II is March 1 (with award status announced by 3/6).
The application can be accessed at: Outdoor Initiative Fund Proposal Outdoor Initiative Fund recipients will be expected to provide a report in the form of a press release and photos for public relation purposes to the HROEC within two weeks of completing the funded endeavor.
Please contact Briget Eastep with questions.
T-Birds Pursuing their Passions in the Outdoors
Students: Derek Bryan & Megan Taylor
Major: Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism (BTS College of Education and Human Development)
Outdoor Engagement Experience: Two week mountaineering course with IWLS in Alaska
Student: Phillip Rhoades
Major: Biology (College of Science & Engineering)
Outdoor Engagement Experience: Goashawk Research, Fish Lake National Forest
Student: Madisen Smith
Major: Psychology (College of Humanities & Social Sciences)
Outdoor Engagement Experience: SUU Pacesetter = six days developing outdoor and leadership skills in Zion National Park & five days leading peers on SUU Wilderness Adventure
Student: Dan McCann
Major: Secondary (Science) Education
Outdoor Engagement Experience: Student Coordinator, SUU Wilderness Adventure Program
Student: Layne Papenfuss
Major: Management (School of Business)
Outdoor Engagement Experience: Intern & Wilderness Character Monitoring, Cedar Breaks National Monument
Pursue your passions. Develop lifelong skills & knowledge.
Appreciate nature. Be outside.