How to Apply for Grants
Step One: Verify Eligibility
- UISC Grants: Applicants must be University of Idaho undergraduate, graduate or law students enrolled at the university during the entire duration of the project.
- In addition, applicants must be in good academic standing.
- Partnerships are allowed, including those with non-students (staff, faculty, off-campus entities, etc); however, students must play the central role in project design, execution, and reporting.
- OCP Grants: The Office of Community Partnerships is offering $6,000 in Community Partnership Grants. These particular grants are open to students as well as staff and faculty and will fund activities in any Idaho community. Community projects are not limited to sustainability issues, but should address a specific community issue such as food security/hunger, youth education, environmental sustainability, or helping meet the needs of underserved populations. Each project must show a clear benefit to a community or community-based organization. Faculty and instructors are also encourage to apply for Community Partnership Grants.
Step Two: Attend the Grant Info Forum
- The Grant Info Forum is Sept. 19, 3:30-5:00pm in the UI Commons Clearwater Room. Please e-mail the Projects Coordinator for further details.
- Attendance is mandatory for those wishing to submit proposals. Plus, this is a great chance to discuss ideas, meet others who want to work on similar projects, and basically get all the details in place.
Step Three: Attend the Grant-Writing Workshop
- There are two opportunities to attend this event:
- This meeting is essential to learning to produce a well crafted grant; therefore attendance is required for acceptance of any UISC or OCP Grant Proposal.
- Sept. 21, 2:30-4:30pm at Shoup Hall in Room 307 (3rd floor)
- Sept. 25, 3:30-5:00pm at the Commons Aurora Room (4th floor)
- Please e-mail the Projects Coordinator for further details.
Step Four: Write your Project Proposal
- Download the UISC Request for Proposals and write your proposal.
- Download the OCP Request for Proposals and write your proposal.
- Download the Grant Budget Template for your proposal.
- The UISC and OCP have specific requirements for what we expect from your proposals and the Request for Proposals covers it all.
Step Five: Submit Proposal
- Submit your UISC Grant proposal electronically to the UISC Projects Coordinator before the deadline.
- Submit your OCP Grant proposal electronically to the OCP Community Engagement Coordinator before the deadline.
- ALL grant proposals (both UISC and OCP) are due Oct. 2, 2012 at 10:00pm.
Step Six: Grant Awards
- Wait for the UISC Staff, OCP Staff and Advisory Board to evaluate the proposals and announce awards.
Writing a grant proposal seems like a daunting endeavor. However, as with all persuasive writing it takes simply two things; the will to do it, and the will to do it. Our staff is always happy to help you hammer out your ideas, so feel free to contact us or stop by for help.