Student Initiated Projects
The Student Initiated Projects (SIP) initiative is a mechanism for WWAC to administer funds to student projects not otherwise covered in the WWAC budget. It is one of the most exciting resources at WWS.
Projects should be initiated by students; have a significant level of student interest; contribute to the WWS or benefit a broader community; and be non-social in nature.* Ideally, proposals should have addressed alternative sources of funding before approaching WWAC.
Grants will not exceed $1000 per project. Projects with cost share (monetary or in-kind) from other sources are highly encouraged. Recognizing that funds are limited, the committee cannot guarantee that all worthy projects will be funded.
Project expenditures should be made as soon as possible after the grant is awarded, preferably within the same semester. In some cases, permission can be granted for some project expenditures to carry over into the next semester. Organizers will be required to complete an evaluation and brief report upon completion of the project.
*Grant funds cannot go towards any social functions, although the project being funded can be associated with a social activity.
On the application form, please include the following information:
- Name, email, and student status of project initiator
- Project name
- Project objective and detailed explanation of project
- Target audience
- Explanation of how this contributes to the Princeton area community
Attach a separate program description and budget. Budgets should be as detailed as possible, and include cost share if applicable. Indicate percentage of total budget requiring SIP funds. The SIP committee reserves the right to grant partial funding for a project, or to make requests for changes to the budget.
Project descriptions should include detailed information on what is planned, justification of project, proposed schedule (if applicable), specific dates, other WWS students involved, etc. to describe in as much detail as possible the scope and nature of the project and why it should receive funding. The SIP committee reserves the right to reject an application on the basis of insufficient information and detail provided.
Contact: Maggie Haight