SIPS Fund

SIPS Fund

Grantee Eligibility

  • A current undergraduate or graduate student at Georgetown University

  • A Georgetown University alumnus/alumna who graduated in or after 2001.

  • Pursuing a not-for-profit project that relates to social innovation, public service, and/or environmental sustainability.

 


YOU CAN APPLY FOR A SIPS GRANT IN OUR ANNUAL GRANT CYCLE IF YOU ARE:


  • A current undergraduate student at Georgetown University.

  • Pursuing an unpaid internship, summer experience, or not-for-profit project that relates to social innovation and/or public service.

  • Have a plan to take initiative in your summer experience in a way that engages you with your local community at a deeper level.


YOU CAN APPLY FOR A SIPS GRANT IN OUR SUMMER SCHOLARS CYCLE IF YOU ARE:


An ideal SIPS Project fulfills the following criteria:

  1. Impact on the student

  2. Impact on the community

  3. Sustainability

  4. Innovation

For a more detailed understanding of our criteria, please view our project criteria rubric here.

WHAT IS AN IDEAL SIPS PROJECT?


You must:

  • Be willing and able to participate in all SIPS Programming! Throughout the year, we will hold periodic check-in meetings, workshops, and trainings to ensure your success and safety.

  • Be responsive in communication, and reach our proactively to address any project issues, with your Project Manager and the Managing Director.

  • Share project development updates with your Project Manager throughout the process, and when the time comes designing metrics for success for post-project evaluations.

  • Document your project by writing blogs or recording vlogs for SIPS throughout the lead-up, execution and post-implementation stages of your project. We want to help you show the world how you took your project from idea to reality!

  • Share reflections and evaluations of how the project went relative to your expectations, while providing honest feedback to the SIPS Executive Committee.

  • Upon your return, present your project and realist in an on campus symposium for the SIPS Board, our partners and fellow students.

EXPECTATIONS FOR A SIPS GRANTEE:


Check out our past grantees to see the types of projects we’ve funded in the past! And please feel free to reach out to sipsfund@georgetown.edu if you have any questions about your eligibility.