Apply for Year of Engagement Funding Proposals: Deadline Oct. 1

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Have an idea that for a new program, event or other project for the Year of Engagement?

The Year of Engagement steering committee is accepting applications for proposals for funded projects now through Oct. 1. Students, faculty and staff are invited to explore ways they can build new partnerships to confront some of the world’s biggest challenges and co-create solutions at the institutional, local, regional, national or global level. 

Matching grants will be offered in tiers: door-opening ($500+), baseline ($2,000+) and transformative ($5,000 to $8,000) levels.

What does “engagement” mean in the context of Year of Engagement? It’s “the act of working collaboratively with others to solve problems for the betterment of society.” Read more about how the effort was started by three Pitt students who had a big idea.

Learn more about the guidelines for funded proposals on the Year of Engagement website and check out a list of frequently asked questions. Ready to apply? Submit your application before Oct. 1.