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Living Landscapes Incubator Request for Proposals

Published on August 17, 2021

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The Living Landscapes Incubator is a new grant program, developed as a collaboration among the College of Built Environments, the College of the Environment, Urban@UW, and the School of Public Health.

Planning and designing for landscapes, environments, and infrastructure that support sustainable, livable, and equitable communities is a key challenge of our time. With generous funding from the Bullitt Foundation, the program will fund three to five teams up to $25,000 each to support the development or extension of programs, research projects, or other interdisciplinary efforts to generate, translate, and/or implement knowledge to meet that challenge.

Projects funded by the Living Landscape Incubator will be community-led, with a UW faculty or PI-eligible staff as a partner.

The deadline is September 3, 2021 (11:59pm Pacific)


  • Projects should be community led. Eligible projects will be developed and led by a non-UW organization, with faculty or PI-eligible research staff at the University of Washington as part of the project team.
  • Priority will be given to teams with existing collaboration with the University, but applicants without a University partner are still encouraged to apply.
  • Priority will be given to cross-campus collaborations.
  • Projects should contribute to a sustainable, livable, equitable, and just Pacific Northwest.
  • Projects must be transdisciplinary, with an emphasis on transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries and integrating ideas from multiple ways of knowing to create novel solutions. Teams should include participants from multiple areas of expertise in order to meet this requirement.
  • Projects should include research, development or evaluation work related to increasing or improving green space: green infrastructure, street trees, parks, green rooftops, community gardens, etc.
  • The funds cannot be used in support of general administrative costs.


  • August 9, 2021: RFP released
  • September 3, 2021: application deadline (11:59pm Pacific)
  • Sept 20, 2021: Awards announced
  • June 2022 (exact date TBD): final presentations and workshop

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