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Global Citizenship Grants

Global Citizenship Grants (GCG) are designed to support UFV student-led events, activities, projects, training sessions or other appropriate ventures that encourage the UFV student body to be Global Citizens and, in turn, contribute to the internationalization of UFV campuses.

Global Citizenship Grants may be awarded to those proposals that demonstrate equal collaboration between (a minimum of) two SUS ratified student associations or clubs and that meet at least three (3) of the eligibility criteria. In addition, proposals must clearly demonstrate the potential for positive impact on the UFV community and the ability for a large portion of the student body to be involved.  Students contributing to GCG sponsored events in leadership roles will be recognized through the Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

For full details on grant eligibility and the process, please read the GCG TOR 2016-17 or check out the GCG Quick Facts.

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Applications for a Global Citizenship Grant must be submitted by the primary applicant:

a)      at least 14 days before the proposed event/activity/project;

b)      Under the International Education organization (under “Forms”) on UFV’s campus engagement tool myCampuslife. Students must login with their Student ID and password.

 

 

Quick Facts

 

What is a Global Citizenship Grant (GCG)?

The funding is designed to support UFV student-led events, activities, projects, training sessions or other appropriate ventures that encourage the UFV student body to be Global Citizens and, in turn, contribute to the internationalization of UFV campuses. Additionally, students contributing to GCG events in leadership roles will be recognized through the Co-Curricular Record (CCR). The funds are not intended to support student travel.  A pre-determined amount of funding will be made available by UFV International for the fall and winter semester only. For a proposal with two student clubs/associations working together, a maximum of $500 per application will be awarded. If the application demonstrates more clubs/associations working together on the event/activity/project, additional funding may be requested.  It is encouraged to highlight additional funding sources (ie. Student Union clubs/association funding) on the GCG application.

Why should my club or association apply for a GCG?

The GCG program is designed to encourage SUS ratified association or clubs to become leaders and Global Citizens at UFV and within the community. The events, activities, or projects awarded will contribute to the internationalization of the University of the Fraser Valley and contribute to the UFV Institutional Learning Outcomes.  

GCG’s are a true representation of collaboration between UFV administrative departments and faculties, the students’ union, and the UFV domestic and international student body.  GCG’s are intended to support new and innovative collaborations between SUS ratified associations or clubs in working together to explore a global issue, intercultural learning or world event.  The GCG will enhance meaningful collaboration and joint planning between SUS ratified associations or clubs by internationalizing current programming at UFV.  

Who can apply for a GCG?

A minimum of two SUS ratified student associations or clubs. Applications will be considered from associations or clubs that have registered with SUS, but are pending approval.  

Where can GCG-funded events/activities/projects be held?

Funded events, activities, projects, training sessions or other appropriate ventures must take place on a UFV campus (Abbotsford or Chilliwack). All events/activities/projects must be approved through the UFV-SUS Student Event Proposal. Applications will be considered if the event/activity/project is pending approval, however if the event/activity/project is not approved by UFV-SUS, it is not eligible for GCG funding. All events/activities/projects must be not-for-profit.

How do I apply for a GCG?

GCG applications will be accepted in any academic semester (Fall, Winter, Summer). Applications will be accepted and adjudicated on a first come, first served basis until the funding for that semester has been exhausted. Funding per semester varies and is based upon an allocation from UFV International.

All applications will be reviewed by the Global Engagement Coordinator for compliance with eligibility criteria and completion.

Applications for a Global Citizenship Grant must be submitted by the primary applicant:

a)      at least 14 days before the proposed event/activity/project;

b)      Under the International Education organization (under “Forms”) on UFV’s campus engagement tool myCampuslife. Students must login with their Student ID and password.

  • Failure to meet these criteria will result in the application not being considered for funding.
  • No paper copies of applications will be accepted.
  • Upon receiving the application, the Global Engagement Coordinator will set a meeting with the primary applicant to discuss event/activity/project details. Following this meeting a decision regarding funding will be made.

Questions about MyCampusLife should be directed to myCampusLife@ufv.ca

Questions about the application or process should be directed to Chelsey.laird@ufv.ca  

  • Successful recipients of GCG’s will be supported by Global Engagement Coordinator at UFV International, if necessary. Upon success of application, the primary applicant will be awarded 80% of the funding awarded. The remaining 20% of the funding will be awarded within 30 days of the event/activity/project conclusion and submission of receipts and final evaluation. Failure to submit receipts and final evaluation within thirty days of event’s completion will result in the association or club being barred from consideration for Global Citizenship Grants for the following ONE semester. 

     

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