Apply to SCIF

Apply to SCIF

SCIF awards three sizes of grants:

  • Small Grants: <$1,000 (applications accepted on a rolling basis)
  • Medium Grants: $1,000-$10,000 (applications accepted/grants awarded three times a semester; see dates below)
  • Large Grants: >$10,000 (expressions of interest (EOI) due mid-fall semester, with final applications due in January and grants awarded in early spring semester; see dates below)

If your project will involve any University structures or imply any changes to campus grounds please click here.

Application Process

The application process is as follows: 

  1. Set up a meeting with the SCIF Coordinator.
  2. Plan and design your project.
  3. Contact all relevant parties – SCIF Coordinator can help.
  4. Submit rough draft of application and proposal to the SCIF Coordinator for review.
  5. If you are planning on doing a project that will change the landscape or is permanent, please refer to the SCIF Landscape Structure Checklist.
  6. Once feedback is received, revise your application and submit final draft to SCIF Coordinator.
  7. All final drafts will be sent to the Allocations Committee.
  8. The Allocations Committee will meet to discuss the project. During this time it is common for the committee to provide questions and feedback for the applicant.
  9. The applicant will have one week to draft responses that will then be submitted to the Allocations Committee for final decision.
  10. The Allocations Committee will vote on all submitted applications (this process can range between 1-2 weeks).
  11. The SCIF coordinator will inform all candidates about the decisions and then all approved projects will begin.