Apply to SCIF

SCIF is designed to be a learning process at all phases, including the application phase. Email all inquiries and applications to Read through the information below to better understand grant sizes, deadlines and steps.

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Grant sizes & applications

Small Grants

Less than $1,000; applications accepted on a rolling basis
Small Grant Application

Medium Grants

$1,000-$10,000; applications accepted/grants awarded three times a semester; see calendar
Medium Grant Application

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 calendar
Large Grant Application

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

  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.

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