SSRP project spotlight 2021/2022

Explore our most recently funded projects from the 2021/2022 academic year below


SSRP small grants fund

Through our latest funding opportunity, we are making 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. As in the past, a range of projects are supported that advance multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related sustainability issues. The approved projects cover various research topics, spanning environmental and human rights issues; climate mitigation and adaptation; food security and the sustainability of the food system; and education for climate action. These interdisciplinary projects build on strong established networks in the country of research and involve engaging with external partners in the Global South, such as Ecuador, Syria and Kenya.

Find out further information about the research projects below:

HEIF fund co-sponsored by SSRP: 'From Covid crisis to net zero'

As part of its wide-ranging response to the pandemic, the University of Sussex has run two very successful programmes over the last two years funded through the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF). This Fund supports work with non-academic partners to address their challenges and opportunities presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and to support economic and social recovery. Building on these successes, and expanding on the scope, the University opened a further Internal HEIF programme to work with our non-academic partners to drive economic and social recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic in a way that also tackles climate change across the region and beyond.

The internal call for project proposals for HEIF funding was run in partnership with the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP) and was aimed at addressing the critical challenges of Covid-19 recovery (both economic and social) and climate change in an integrated way. 

Explore the following sustainability-related projects which were successful in the latest internal HEIF call