The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) at UC Santa Cruz is soliciting grant applications from UCSC undergraduate students for fiscal year 2018/2019 education and research projects. CASFS administers UCSC's Measure 43 funding to support a host of programs and opportunities for students at UCSC, including education and research grants. Measure 43 will ensure that all undergraduate students have access to education and programs that enhance their understanding of the food system and their food choices, and that increase opportunities for classes, workshops, “learning journeys,” hands-on gardening experiences, and other campus activities. For more information on on the scope of activities supported by Measure 43 funding, please click on the link below:
Grant Application Details:
Selections are based on: (1) how well the proposed project fits within the Measure 43 funding focus (i.e., food system education and outreach events/programs, campus garden efforts, and student food system undergraduate research), (2) the degree of consultation and inclusion of relevant faculty, administration, and staff, and (3) having a clear and easily implemented work plan, timeline, and budget. Please note that a separate quarterly application and funding stream are available to support visiting speakers; see the above web link for details on the application process and deadlines. These funds seek to encourage undergraduate project led/co-led programming to further advance student leadership and learning.
To qualify you must:-Be a currently enrolled UC Santa Cruz undergraduate AND meet one of the following criteria:
-You are applying on behalf of a Registered Student Organization on file with the university (through the Student Organization Advising and Resources [SOAR, 2nd floor of the Student Union] or a college activities office); a registered Student Media Organization; or an organization registered through OPERS. Your staff advisor must be aware of and approve the budget proposed and work in tandem with you to manage any funds awarded using an approved FOAPAL (University account code).
-You are applying on behalf of a group of students working with other campus units, such as the School of Engineering, College Programs Office, etc. You must have a staff or faculty sponsor that will commit to the student engaged project and budget proposed (and provide consultation and review in advance of your submittal), will work with you to manage those funds using an approved FOAPAL, and will advise your project. Thus the UCSC unit must agree to serve as the sponsor and administrator of the proposed project funds.
Grant Amount: Grants ranging from $500 to $2500 can be requested for FY18-19. This funding round is for Winter 2019 through Fall 2019. All funds not used by December 1, 2019 will return to the general Measure 43 grant fund for future projects (this entails requesting your fiscal liaison to initiate a Transfer of Funds we then approve).
Timeline: Grant applications are due on Friday, December 14th, 2018. Your project timeline may start in January 2019 with an end date of June 2019 or December 1, 2019. Please outline your timeline in the appropriate prompt below.
Evaluation: All funded projects may include a mid-project evaluation check-in with a student project representative. At the conclusion of your project time, awardees will be invited complete a project survey evaluation as well. You may be asked to share your project outcomes, resources, or materials at specific campus events and programs that will enhance your peers' interest and understanding so please document and track your impact and outcomes accordingly.
The Measure 43 grant committee will review all proposals in January 2019. Projects selected for funding will be announced by Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019.
Please plan take sufficient time to prepare your answers in advance and review and print the form to confer with your group and advisors. When you are prepared to submit be sure to have all your answers on hand to copy and paste from a word doc as you CANNOT save before submitting the entire application so please be careful.
If you have any further questions please email the the grant review committee by contacting the staff coordinator, Tim Galarneau at email@example.com or call 831-459-3248 (work cell is 831-359-8861)....
Thank you for your interest in applying!
M43 Grant Review Team :-)