The Graduate Student Life Grants program is a request-for-proposal process inviting graduate students, spouses, faculty, or staff to submit creative, community building ideas for possible funding.
The ODGE encourages all graduate students to apply for funds–especially in collaboration with other students or student groups. Proposals may address a specific constituency such as families; they may cross departments or focus within a discipline; they may target several residence halls or a variety of student groups. The grant’s purpose should in some way explore the role and relevance of community in creating a more balanced and fulfilling graduate experience.
Previous successful grants include Weekly Wednesdays at the Muddy Charles, Teaching MIT to Code and Collaborate, Science Policy Bootcamp, Ballroom Dance Workshop, and Skydive Saturday.
The application deadline is Friday, October 16, 2015. Proposal authors will have the opportunity to answer any questions from the selection panel; funds will be released in early December 2015. Please contact us with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org