Call for Proposals - Global Grants for Fall 2023The Global Citizenship Committee is pleased to make a call for Global Grant proposals to support projects and events that will take place during fall semester 2023. Funding is available to support a variety of selected activities (speakers, field trips, campus events, and more) that center on any topic concerning the idea or practice of global citizenship. This includes, but is not limited to, our 2022-24 theme: Risk, Refuge & Resilience. Applications for Fall 2023 are due on Friday, May 10, 2023.
Applications should be submitted via the online form linked here: Global Grant Application. Applicants will be contacted to attend the Global Citizenship Committee meeting(s) on Thursday, May 18, 2023 and/or Thursday, June 1, 2023 to answer questions about their proposal. The Global Citizenship Committee will review the proposals and notify recipients prior to the end of spring semester. Please direct any questions to the Global Citizenship Committee Chair, Delphine Broccard (Broccard_Delphine@smc.edu). To view pictures and recaps of previous global grant projects and events, please visit the Global Grants Recaps Page.
As in the past, we favor proposals that are student centered, such as developing a research project, event, or publication in which students are featured contributors. Our aim is to impact a large and diverse population of our students rather than a few who are part of a select program. Building capacity means creating scalable programs, developing expertise among faculty in the classroom and those leading our programs, and building the campus know-how to accomplish our goals.
- Grants are available for up to $3000.00 per proposed project/event.
- Proposals can be individual or group-directed, focused on a single area of interest or of a more interdisciplinary design. While proposals that relate to the annual theme, Risk, Refuge & Resilience are especially encouraged, any proposals related to ideas and practices of Global Citizenship are welcome.
- For this round of funding, events and projects must take place during the fall 2023 semester.
- Due to the fact that global grants are awarded with district funds, and as such, require prior approval by various departments and senior staff, all projects must adhere to their set deadlines and project description. Any changes must be submitted to the Global Citizenship Committee for review, approval, and submission to senior staff.
- Absolutely NO agreements or contracts (implied, verbal, or in writing) can be made with vendors, contractors, or any person or organization without prior approval by the Board of Trustees (where necessary), Risk Management (where necessary), Fiscal Services, and Purchasing.
- No purchases can be made by any SMC faculty or staff for the event. Any purchases or agreements made without prior approval by the proper contacts is at the sole expense of the purchaser.
- Funds cannot be paid to any SMC faculty, staff or student for any involvement, planning, and/or assistance with the project.
- Funds cannot be used for the purchase of food or catering.
- Funds cannot be used for the purchase of gift cards.
- Funds cannot be used for attendance at conferences.
- For fall grants, funds must be used before the end of the semester. For spring grants, funds must be used before the end of April.
Event Planning and Logistics
|Determining event details and needs||Project Coordinator|
|Booking rooms, requesting set-up needs||Project Coordinator|
|Requesting quotes, costs, and scope of work*||Project Coordinator|
|Preparing agenda item for Board of Trustees approval||SMC Purchasing Dept|
|Preparing paperwork for fiscal/purchasing approvals and purchase order issuance||IEC with Project Coordinator|
|Event day logistics, hosting, coordination||Project Coordinator|
|Invoicing for payment of services/supplies||Vendor/Contractor|
|Purchasing of supplies and materials using grant funds||SMC Purchasing Dept|
* Please note that pricing quotes should explicitly be quotes ONLY and not any kind of agreement (implied, verbal, or written) of payment for services rendered. Any and all expenditures must be approved by fiscal services and purchasing prior to any agreement, contract, or purchase being made.
- If your event involves any travel anywhere off campus such as a local field trip, you must have all participants complete the required forms. Please contact Risk Management for these forms.
- After the event, the GC committee would like you to submit a deliverable, or record of the event. This can be a recording (closed captioned), a written summary, photos, a presentation, etc.--whatever is the most effective way to capture your event and its topic. The GC committee will feature your deliverable on its website along with the reviews of it.
- Reviews from students and/or faculty can be in the form of student assignments, faculty emails, survey answers, etc.--whatever way is easiest to capture the sentiments of the attendees of the event.