Programming and Travel Grant Application

Overview & Criteria

*Note* In order for student organizations to receive grant money from Campus Engagement and Leadership, each organization must have an on-campus account in which CEL can transfer funds into. Student organizations that do not have an on-campus account will need to work with the Controller’s Office to open an account or ensure that information is up-to-date for an already existing account. For more information on opening a campus account, please feel free to contact Campus Engagement and Leadership at 910-521-6482/6578 or via e-mail at CEL@uncp.edu.


Overview

Campus Engagement and Leadership (CEL) has limited funds to support collaborative, on-campus programs, events, and initiatives and off campus student travel.

Successfully funded programs and travel experiences will align with CEL’s mission to provide meaningful co- and extra-curricular developmental and educational opportunities for students. These experiences should provide students opportunities to develop their leadership capacity and campus engagement in support of becoming life-long learners.

Travel grant requests must be submitted no later than 28 days before the requested travel is to take place. This time-frame allows for appropriate processing to take place.

Programming grant requests must be submitted no later than 14 days before the program is to take place. This time-frame allows for appropriate processing to take place.

If you are approved to receive collaborative funds, CEL will request the following:

1. Inclusion as a sponsor (using CEL's logo) in all marketing.

2. A program evaluation and final expense report.

3. Both must be submitted no later than two weeks after the completion of the program/trip. Failure to do so may result in ineligibility for future funding and/or reimbursement.

For questions or concerns, please contact Campus Engagement and Leadership before you start the grant process.

Program Grant Criteria - for Faculty/Staff and Campus Departments

1. Funding is available for collaborative, on-campus programs, events, and initiatives. The programs, events, activities, or projects should provide meaningful co- and extra-curricular developmental and educational opportunities for students.

2. Funding requests will only be accepted for the fall and spring semesters. (no summer funding)

3. Funding will not be granted in totality for any program, event, activity, or project. CEL may match campus department contributions. 

Program Grant Criteria - for Students Organizations

1. Programming Grant funding is available for student organizations who have achieved any of the three levels within the SOLD Process recognized at the Leadership Awards from the previous year.  

2. Funding is available for student-directed, on-campus programs, events, and initiatives. The programs, events, activities, or projects should provide meaningful co- and extra-curricular developmental and educational opportunities for students.

3. Students must take the lead role in planning, marketing, implementing, and executing funded events.

4. Funding requests will only be accepted for the fall and spring semesters. (no summer funding)

5. Funding is not guaranteed to be granted in totality for any program, event, activity, or project. CEL may match student organization contributions up to the following limits per program 

Gold $450

Silver $300

Bronze $150

Travel Grant Criteria - for Students and Organizations

1. Funding is available for students to attend off-campus leadership development and educational programs, events, and initiatives. The programs, events, and initiatives should provide meaningful co- and extra-curricular developmental and educational opportunities for students.

2. Funding is not guaranteed to be granted in totality for any off-campus experience. CEL may match contributions up to the following limits:

$125 per student up to $1,250 per off-campus experience