The Sussex Sustainability Research Programme supports the sustainability of our planet through rigorous interdisciplinary research, stimulating action and influencing policy.

Our research projects

Building on our existing strengths across the social and natural sciences, our research is rooted in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our funded research addresses interactions among the goals, and how to minimise trade-offs and maximise synergies.

Our projects were funded through the SSRP Fund, and bring together a combination of disciplines from our core Schools and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). These projects have been grouped into five new encompassing themes below. 

Explore our most recently funded projects

In the 2021/2022 academic year we made small grants available to eight exciting, interdisciplinary sustainability projects to help Sussex researchers re-engage with partners in the Global South on key sustainability topics, including

  • sustainability of the food system;
  • environmental and human rights issues;
  • and education for climate action. 

Our SSRP project spotlight allows you to gain an overview of recent funding opportunities and learn more about some of our latest SSRP projects.