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Global Citizenship Grant

Global Citizenship Grants (GCG) support two or more student clubs working together. GCG projects, events, or activities must be designed to help UFV students become better global citizens. As a leader of a GCG-sponsored event, you will be recognized through your Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

Goals of the grant

Our goal for the GCG is to help you to create activities that encourage UFV students to: 

  • Take a greater interest in global life.
  • Become better global citizens.
  • Support our internationalization strategy.

The grants are meant to encourage innovative collaboration among:

  • Domestic students
  • International students
  • Administrative departments and faculties
  • Student Union Society (SUS)

What you need to apply for a grant

To be considered for the GCG, your proposal must meet the following conditions:

  • Demonstrate equal collaboration between (a minimum of) two student associations or clubs.
  • Have a primary and a secondary applicant from at least two of the associations or clubs involved.
  • Demonstrate the potential for a positive impact on the UFV community and contribute to at least two UFV Institutional Learning Outcomes.
  • Show the ability for a large portion of the student body to be involved.
  • Explore a global issue, intercultural learning, or world event.
  • Take place on a UFV campus (Abbotsford or Chilliwack).
  • Be submitted at least 14 days before your proposed event, activity, or project.
  • Be non-profit.
  • Meet at least three of the eligibility criteria (see the next section).

Eligibility criteria

Activities must meet at least three of the following criteria:

  • Highlight a particular world event and/or a global political, social, economic, environmental, or cultural issue.
  • Present diverse perspectives on the topic from special guests, experts from UFV, and/or the community at large.
  • Encourage multiple ways of learning, sharing, and interacting between cultures.
  • Bring awareness and support volunteer work or assistance in global civic organizations.
  • Encourage action towards a social issue at the local level that could have impact on a global level.

Activities

To be eligible for a grant, your project could include activities such as events, projects, training sessions, or other appropriate activities. 

Note: The grant is not intended to support student travel.

How much money is available?

  • If your proposal is for two student associations or clubs working together, a maximum of $500 per application is  available.
  • If your proposal is for more than two clubs, you can request more money.
  • We award grants on a first come, first serve basis until the funding for that semester is exhausted.
  • Funding per semester varies and is based upon an allocation from UFV International.

How to apply

  1. Log in to MyCampusLife using your student ID and password.
  2. Look under Forms, and then under International Education, look for the application.
  3. Complete and submit the form before the deadline.
  4. Complete the application online. We do not accept paper or printed copies.

Note: We encourage you to highlight additional sources of funding on the GCG application, such as Student Union clubs or associations.

If you have questions about the application or process, email Sarah.Gabor-Martinez@ufv.ca.

For questions about MyCampusLife, email myCampusLife@ufv.ca.

What happens after you apply for a GCG?

The Global Citizenship Committee reviews your application. The Committee includes the UFV International Global Engagement Coordinator and UFV student representatives.

The Committee will request a meeting with you to discuss your proposal and then make a decision after that meeting.

If your application is approved:

  • You are awarded 80% of the funding.
  • You will be supported in your project by the Global Engagement Coordinator, if necessary.
  • You must submit receipts and an evaluation of the event within 30 days of completing the activity.
  • You will get the remaining 20% of the funding within 30 days of completing the activity and submitting your receipts and evaluation.

Note: If you do not submit your receipts and evaluation within 30 days of completing the event, your association or club will be barred from consideration for Global Citizenship Grants for the following semester.

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