From the Wesleyan Green Fund:
Do you have an idea for an environmentally-related project? The Green Fund wants to help you make it happen! Even if you’re unsure of if your proposal is “environmental,” please reach out to us–we’ve funded proposals ranging from the bike repair stand outside of Usdan, to zines, to bringing various speakers and workshops to campus. If you have a project you want to pursue, we have the funds for you!
Submit proposals here: http://www.wesleyangreenfund.org/apply-for-project-funding
email ieck[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions
The Green Fund evaluates proposals as they come. Submissions are open all semester.
Jasmine Mack ’16 writes in:
The Christopher Brodigan Fund was established in memory of Christopher Brodigan, a Wesleyan student who died in an accident in his frosh year. The Fund pays tribute to Christopher’s deep interest in Africa and to the public service he provided through teaching in Botswana prior to entering Wesleyan. Awards will be made to graduating Wesleyan seniors (first priority) and recent Wesleyan graduates who plan to pursue public service or research (in that order of preference) on the African continent.
Students from any discipline are encouraged to submit applications proposing a public service or research project. Service projects should be carefully designed to provide some form of valuable assistance to people in Africa. Students may propose to provide service in educational institutions, development organizations, grassroots groups, or non-governmental organizations pursuing service work. Research projects will be supported especially if it is likely to provide concrete benefits to African society or to contribute to the student’s ability to serve African interests in some capacity.
Info Session Date: Monday, April 4
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: PAC 422
Click through for more information about the award / application process.
Professor Suzanne O’Connell writes in with an incredible opportunity for underrepresented people in the STEM fields looking to go to grad school:
Come learn about funding for your internships, projects, and enterprises! You’ll hear about opportunities like the Summer Experience Grant, PCSE Seed Grants, and Davis Projects for Peace, along with tips for developing your proposals and finding other sources of funding. This is the last grants info session for the semester, and some of the applications are due in January!
Date: Wednesday, December 3 – TODAY
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108
From Sarah Chrystler ’13/GRAD:
Juniors: apply for the ANNIE SONNENBLICK WRITING AWARD
The Sonnenblick family has established this award in memory of Annie Sonnenblick, a member of the Wesleyan class of 1980, who took great pleasure in literature and the creative arts. The award provides funding to a junior who wishes to undertake an independent writing project during the summer between junior and senior years. The deadline is MARCH 3, 2014 AT 4:30 P.M.
Applicants should propose a writing project to be completed during the summer between their junior and senior years. Previous winners have written short fiction, collections of poetry, and nonfiction projects such as biographical sketches and studies of places. The award provides funding of up to $4,000 to support the project and the writer’s summer living expenses. The completed project is due on the first day of the fall semester.
From Civic Engagement Fellow Dana Pellegrino ’12 wants to engage you:
Have you heard of the new ENGAGE newsletter? The ENGAGE newsletter culls ENGAGE blog posts into an easily digestible weekly email.
Currently the ENGAGE blog offers up a daily selection of links that pertain to civic engagement. For those who may be unfamiliar with civic engagement, we like to casually define it as positively interacting with and changing your community, whether it be close by or worldwide. At Wesleyan, two offices work primarily with civic engagement concepts: The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and the Office of Community Service, which operates under the Center for Community Partnerships.
Dana Pellegrino ’12 keeps it brief:
Money for your entrepreneurship. Students and alumni are eligible.
Deadline: Monday, January 28
Dana Pellegrino ‘GRAD is incredibly succinct:
$10,000 grant. 2 Info Sessions: 11/30 at 4PM and 12/10 at 1PM, Allbritton Room 304. Projects for Peace. Get it.
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Date: Today, November 30th and Monday, December 10th
Time: 4 pm (today) and 1 pm (on the 10th)
Place: AllbiTRON 304
Money: 10,000 green ones
Learn how to apply for a $10,000 grant ($$) to support projects during the summer of 2012 that promote peace in the world. Find the application info here.
Date: Nov. 14
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: Usdan 110
100 Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program schools (of which Wesleyan is a member) to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of 2009. Through a competition on 76 campuses, 100 projects will be selected for funding at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace in the 21st century. All application information is available here.
There will be three information sessions at the start of the spring semester:
Thursday, January 22 at noon in Usdan 108
Friday, January 23 at noon in Usdan 108
Monday, January 26 at 6pm in Usdan 110
In the mean time, if you have any questions, please contact Cathy Lechowicz (email@example.com)