SAFE Fund: call for applications


Sea turtles in Hawaii, Western screech owls in the Kootenays and soil testing right here in Victoria – these are some of the focuses of the research projects that have been supported through Royal Roads University’s Sustainability Action for the Environment (SAFE) Fund, which is now accepting applications until December 21.

Projects should support and enhance sustainability efforts either on the Royal Roads campus, or off campus, serving as examples of “living your learning”. Applications are accepted from current Royal Roads students, faculty, staff, associate faculty and alumni.

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • Engage students, staff and faculty and/or the larger community
  • Have a defined time frame and specific deliverables that can be overseen by the applicant
  • Are possible and realistic in the scope of the objectives
  • Advance existing sustainability initiatives on campus and a culture of sustainability
  • Promote and/or facilitate collaboration with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrate innovative design and implementation
  • Is not part of an existing operating budget

The SAFE Fund was established by Dr. Charles Krusekopf in 2007 in an effort to encourage the Masters in Environment and Management students to offset the greenhouse gas emissions created by their travel to residency. Using carbon calculators, students estimated the emissions generated by their travel and made corresponding donations to the fund.

If you are interested in donating to the SAFE Fund to support sustainability on and off campus, please visit our SAFE Fund donation page or contact the Advancement Team.

Download the SAFE Fund application form.