Clinton Global Initiative University & Social Innovation Fund Deadlines!!

UC San Diego students involved in Rady’s Social Innovation efforts are particularly aware of the need for leadership around current social justice issues, globally as well as those closer to home. Social innovation is the process of generating innovative solutions to society’s most pressing issues. Social Innovators determine what doesn’t work, identify fresh approaches to address problems, and collaborate with stakeholders to effect change. Consider submitting your innovative idea for improving our world to the Clinton Global Initiative University, the Social Innovation Fund, or both!
CGI U Info (Deadlines March 1 and May 1):
Do you have an innovative idea for how to solve issues relating to education, public health, human rights, climate change, or poverty? Apply now to be a part of the Clinton Global Initiative University’s 2017 meeting and network with students, professionals, and celebrities from around the world to build solutions!
CGI U 2017 will take place at Northeastern University, from Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15, 2017. Graduating students are eligible to attend!
CGI U is President Clinton’s initiative to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each CGI U student must make a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Applications are available at—for a better chance at being accepted consider attending one of our application workshops, below.
The early application and travel assistance deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The FINAL application deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017.
Over $750,000 in funding opportunities will be available to select CGI U commitment-makers—last year two UC San Diego teams won $10,000 each!  Students selected for CGI U 2017 may be eligible to receive travel stipends if they apply by the early decision deadline.  The meeting is open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.

To find out more about CGI U, email Cat Lettieri, at, or join CGI U for a weekly webinar at

Social Innovation Fund Info (Deadline March 15):
Do you have an innovative idea for how to make the world a better place? Apply now for the UC San Diego Social Innovation Fund!
The Social Innovation Fund supports student-driven ideas that address specific challenges in the local or national community and abroad. Funding is available for individual and group commitments that combine theoretical understanding, applied skills, and experiential learning as agents of change. Successful projects will develop scalable, sustainable, capacity-building solutions addressing local, national and global issues in the areas of education, environment and climate change, poverty alleviation, peace and human rights, and public health. Commitments are eligible for funding up to $3,500.
Application deadline: March 15, 2017. Apply at Email with questions, or to set up an appointment to discuss your application.

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