Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2016 Innovation Fund for High-impact Student innovators & Entrepreneurs (Funded to CGI U 2017)

Application Deadline: June 27th 2016

Launched at CGI University (CGI U) 2016, the CGI U Innovation Fund will source, support, and feature the most effective, high-impact student innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world. Working within the CGI U Commitment to Action model, Innovation Fund grants will provide students with critical seed funding to help launch and scale their early-stage projects.

The CGI U Innovation Fund will source, support, and feature the most effective, high-impact college student entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world by providing critical, early-stage seed funding for their Commitments to Action.

Projects must exhibit the three basic standards of any commitment: new, specific, and measurable. CGI U will also look for projects that demonstrate innovation, scalability, and a strong capacity for partnership. CGI U will not fund: dissertations, internships, staff salaries, personal stipends, or research without a tangible, action-focused component.

Requirements:

  • All applicants must be above the age of 18 and actively enrolled in an institution of higher education to be considered for funding.

Application Phases:

  • There is a two-phase online application process for prospective Innovation Fund grantees.
  • Phase one is the pre-application, which invites interested and eligible students to provide a personal statement, outline their Commitment to Action, and demonstrate a tangible need for early-stage seed funding.
  • The pre-application is followed by phase two, an invitation-only full application, which will select students to provide greater detail on their Commitments to Action, project budgets, and specific spending projections.

Benefits

  • The awarded funds will range from approximately $2,000 to $10,000.
  • Accepted students receiving funding through the Innovation Fund will also be invited to attend the CGI U 2017 meeting.

Apply Now for the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2016 Innovation Fund

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2016 Innovation Fund

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