The Office of Civic Engagement & Social Justice at Eugene Lang College (Lang CESJ) offers small grants to individual and groups of students to support student programming, research costs, activism, creative projects, or other work that focuses on social justice or civic engagement.

Please fully read the information below before submitting your application.

Past awards have funded needs like: production costs for an exhibition on Salvadoran migration and displacement; supplies for a theater project with young women in I Have A Dream Foundation's programs; travel to a reproductive justice conference; food for a student-organized conference on urban community and environmental health.

ELIGIBILITY
Individual students enrolled at Lang, and groups that include at least one Lang student, are eligible to apply.

- Individual students can apply for up to $750 per semester.
- Groups are eligible to apply for up to $1,500 per semester.
- Priority is given to students who have not previously received funding from CESJ.

Awards are intended to cover tangible costs or material fees related to applicant projects. Mini-Grants cannot be used to pay for compensation of time worked on projects, study abroad program fees, or tuition. However, they are eligible to pay for guest speaker honoraria and fees.

EXPECTATIONS
Grant recipients must document and reflect upon their project, working closely with Lang CESJ staff to do so. If you are approved for a grant, you should expect to:

- Communicate with Lang CESJ staff in a timely manner and proactively share updates
- Complete a reflection assignment (with flexible format, e.g. writing, video-blogging, etc.)
- Apply to be part of the annual Lang Dean's Honor Symposium in the year following your project (if applicable)

For projects taking place on campus and/or which involve space booking or public programming, Lang CESJ requests acknowledgement as a co-sponsor of the project/event.

DEADLINES
Mini-Grants are accepted in monthly deadline cycles. Applications are due on the first Friday of every month. In Fall 2018, deadlines are:
- Friday, October 5
- Friday, November 2
- Friday, December 7

Spring 2019 deadlines are:
- Friday, January 4
- Friday, February 1
- Friday, March 1
- Friday, April 5
- Friday, May 3

We encourage students to apply as early as possible to allow room for planning, publicizing, and implementation, and for award disbursement should you be chosen.

PLEASE NOTE: Award disbursement may take up to 8 weeks, and is sent via postal mail as a check. We encourage you to consider this as you plan your budget and timing (i.e. immediate payment may not be possible, so take into account that you may receive your award as a reimbursement). If you have concerns about this, don't hesitate to reach out to us.

If you have any questions about CESJ Mini-Grants or this application form, please contact us at langcesj@newschool.edu.
Contact Information

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* 1. Name of Applicant (Note this must be a Lang Student)

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* 2. Legal Name (for payment on a check, if different than above)

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* 3. Gender Pronouns

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* 4. New School email address

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* 5. N number

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* 6. Mailing Address (at which you could receive a check within 8 weeks of award)

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* 7. Mobile phone number

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* 8. Optional: What self-identities would you like us to be aware of? (this is entirely optional - please answer as much or as little as you like. CESJ is seeking to collect more data on who engages in our programming).

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* 9. Names of additional applicants and contact information, if applying as a group

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* 10. Sponsoring organization or department

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* 11. Project advisor (A person involved with or who has knowledge of your project - staff, faculty, mentor)

The Basics

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* 12. Title of proposed project

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* 13. Date of proposed project

Date / Time

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* 14. End date of proposed project

Date / Time
YOUR PROPOSED PROJECT

Please provide as much detail as possible. We expect most answers to be no less than 300 words.

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* 15. A concise description of your proposed project

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* 16. What are your major goals?

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* 17. What metrics will you use to define the project's success? 

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* 18. How will you know if this proposed project is successful?

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* 19. What social justice issue(s) does this project address?

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* 20. Which individuals or groups will be impacted by the proposed project? How?

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* 21. How will this project connect to your academic work or previous experience in the community?

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* 22. Provide an itemized budget for your proposed project, including any other sources of funding that you have solicited.

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* 23. Is there any other information that you feel we should know?

Supplementary Materials
You may email langcesj@newschool.edu any relevant documents you feel will support your application. Name the subject field of email "Mini-Grant Supplementary Materials - APPLICANT NAME Month Year".
Thank you!
Thank you for applying. We recognize your dedication to social justice work here at The New School and beyond, and look forward to reviewing your application. If you have further questions, please email Natasha Rivera at riveran@newschool.edu

*all awards are subject to taxation*

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