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Grants

Review our Fall and Spring Grants here.

TGIF offers an annual fall grant program called “TGIF Mini-grants.” Since 2012, TGIF has awarded over $20,000 in mini-grants each fall semester. TGIF’s spring grant program continues to annually award over $250,000 to larger and more complex projects. Environmental justice proposals will be reviewed first by TGIF’s Committee in the selection process.

The fall mini-grant program takes place during the fall semester and awards grants up to $5,000 to small projects that must be completed within one year. There is only one application form, and applicants must submit it by the fall grant deadline.

Fall mini-grant requests must be no larger than $5,000.

2018 Fall Grant Deadline
Friday, October 19th, 2018 by 5pm

STEPS TO APPLY:
Submit the 1) Application Submission Form, 2) Project Approval Form(s), and 3) the TGIF Metrics Spreadsheet by the deadline. Failure to submit these three requirements will disqualify your application. Also, pay close attention to the requirements listed in the grant application submission form.

Mini-Grant Application Forms 

  1. Mini-Grant Application Submission Form
  2. Mini-Grant Project Approval Form
    • If your project team is partnering with other organizations, departments, or needs permission to undertake a specific project, please submit a completed Project Approval Form for each named entity. For example, if you are attempting to do a project in the dining halls, you would need a project approval from a Cal Dining staff member.
  3. TGIF Metrics Spreadsheet
    • Fill out at least one of the spreadsheet tabs to prove your anticipated project metrics.

The spring grant program gives preference to larger and more complex projects. It is a two-stage application process and occurs during the spring semester. There are 3 deadlines of which to be aware:

1) Optional Early Abstract deadline (Stage 1);

2) Final Abstract deadline (Stage 1); and

3) Final Application deadline (Stage 2).

Applicants must first submit an abstract form by one of two possible deadlines: Friday, February 1st, 2019 by 5pm (optional Early Abstract deadline) OR Friday, March 1st, 2019 by 5pm (required unless fast-tracked in Early Abstract).

If TGIF’s Committee invites your Early Abstract to Stage 2, you do not need to resubmit a Final Abstract; however, if TGIF’s Committee provides comments and feedback to your Early Abstract, you are required to incorporate the recommendations and re-submit in the Final Abstract stage for consideration in Stage 2.

TGIF’s Committee will invite applicants back upon Stage 2 to submit a Final Application on Friday April 5th, 2019 by 5PM. Not all abstract submissions will be invited to Stage 2.

Spring grant requests must be greater than $5,000.

2018 Spring Grant Deadlines
Stage 1: Open to all UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty
Early Abstract Submission: Friday, February 1st, 2019 by 5pm
Final Abstract Submission: Friday, March 1st, 2019 by 5pm

Stage 2: By Invitation Only, selected from the abstract submissions
Final Application Submission: Friday, April 5th, 2019 by 5pm

Please Take Note: Absolutely NO late applications will be considered for grant funding.

TGIF Spring Grant Application Forms

Stage 1: Abstract Submission**

Submit an abstract submission form by one of the two deadlines. If you submit by the early deadline, the Committee may give you the opportunity to edit and resubmit your abstract by the final abstract deadline. It is recommended you begin gathering any necessary project approvals for Stage 2 during Stage 1.

  1. Abstract Submission Form

**Note: You must submit an abstract in Stage 1 in order to be considered for a TGIF grant. The TGIF Committee will invite selected abstract submissions to Stage 2 in April.

Resources:
Abstract Example 1

Abstract Example 2

Stage 2: Final Application Submission (invited applicants only)

Submit the 1) Application Submission Form, 2) any necessary signed Project Approval Form(s), and 3) the TGIF Metrics Spreadsheet by the deadline. Failure to submit these three requirements will disqualify your application.

  1. Application Submission Form
  2. Project Approval Form
    • If your project team is partnering with other organizations, or departments, or needs permission to undertake a specific project, please submit a completed Project Approval Form for each named entity. For example, if you are attempting to do a project in the dining halls, you would need a project approval from a Cal Dining staff member.
  3. TGIF Metrics Spreadsheet
    • Fill out at least one of the spreadsheet tabs to prove your anticipated project metrics.

Resources:
Application Example 1

Application Example 2