Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Each year the student-run, student-funded UW Campus Sustainability Fund allocates over $300,000 to student, sustainability projects. Funds are allocated through two application processes: 1) our biannual large project cycle and 2) our under $1,000 "Mini Grant" rolling cycle.

Our biannual cycle accepts applications for grants between $1,000 and +$100,000 at the end of Fall and Winter quarter. Our Fall deadline is confirmed for Monday, November 28th at 11:59pm. To receive funding by March, apply here. If you're not prepared to submit this quarter, applications will be accepted a second and final time this academic year in March. Our biannual cycle's three month application process includes two phases: a preliminary Letter of Intent (LOI) and a Full Proposal contingent on LOI approval. Your LOI is meant to illustrate the general narrative of your idea and how your project work ties into the CSF Project Criteria. In order to submit an LOI, you do not need to have every implementation and budget detail worked out yet (however that does make your project feasibility more convincing). Our application process is designed to help you fine-tune larger scale project ideas and you can expect to recieve constructive feedback in subsequently creating your Full Proposal. If you have any questions, email CSF Outreach Coordinator Veronica Guenther at uwcsf@uw.edu. As a CSF student staff member, she does not sit on the CSF Committee and vote on budget allocation, and therefore, she can help you as much as possible in crafting your application. Please reach out!

We also allocate funds to grants under $1,000 through our Mini Grant rolling cycle. Unlike our large grants process, Mini Grant applications are accepted anytime throughout the year and we guarentee a two week approval turnaround. This process is ideal for small capital projects and time-sensitive educational events.