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Application Process

Thank you to all who applied to the SSF this year! The application process is closed and we are no longer accepting applications for this year.

The SSF is now a two-step application process. Applicants must file an application of intent by December 2nd (see below). They then meet with a Board member during the end of Fall term and beginning of Winter term to fine tune their application and ensure their project’s eligibility. Final applications are due January 24th and will be reviewed and voted on by the Student Sustainability Coalition Board Members.

Important Documents

Cover Form

Proposal Requirements

Scoring Rubric

Grant Writing Powerpoint

How to Apply

1. Think of a great idea! 

The Board are looking for a diverse range of projects that show creativity, passion, entrepreneurship, innovation, and projects that make an effective and lasting difference on campus.

2. Determine your project’s eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Student Sustainability Fund, the project meet the following criteria.

- The project implementation must take place on the UO campus.

- The grant funding must not be used as stipends to students

- The grant funding cannot be used to pay consultant fees

- The project must be student-initiated and implementation must be primarily managed by students, but UO faculty and staff may support students.

3. Submit your Application of Intent 

Fill out a short Google Form describing who you are and what your project idea is about. This will help ensure your project is eligible for the SSF. Once completed, your group will be assigned a SSC Board Member who will help you refine your project and assist you through the formal application process.  Due December 2nd, 2014. 

4. Attend a Grant Writing Workshop

Applicants must attend a short, but informative, workshop hosted by the official EMU grant writer Mary Farrington. In this workshop, you will learn how to write effective and inspiring grant proposals and increase your chance of receiving funds from the Student Sustainability Fund. CLICK HERE for tips and tricks to a great grant proposal. (Thanks, Mary!)

5. Write a great Formal Application proposal

Download the required Cover Form and Proposal form. Stop by and see us, or send us an email if you have questions!

6. Submit your Formal Application proposal by January 24th! 

Proposals must be submitted electronically, in PDF form, to coalition [dot] climatepreservation [at] gmail [dot] com with subject line: Attn-SSF Application.

Additional Requirements and Information

  • Proposals that request more than $10,000 are unlikely to be funded
  • All projects must be completed and funds utilized within one year of award date. Any unused funds revert back to the SSF after one year; however, recipients can submit a written request to continue work on a project in the next funding cycle.
  • If you are awarded funds, identified project managers are required to submit at least (1) progress report and (1) final report to the UOSC of the event or initiative.  Failure to submit satisfactory reports may result in termination of current or future grant funds. All SSF funded projects must provide a final report including project descriptions, photos of their projects, and contact information for records and the website.
  • All SSF funded projects must include an education component that will be determined by the committee. It may be a presentation, a permanent display or a short report for the benefit of the community and future applicants.