Quality of Life Grant Program for Events and Small Awards
Within the Quality of Life (SQoL) program, the School of Science is pleased to offer funding for department-hosted events and a few small awards. This stands to contribute to the SQoL’s greater aims: to build community within the school, to promote inclusiveness for students, staff, and faculty of diverse identities, backgrounds, and abilities, and to support the physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being of our community members.
The SQoL program encourages projects that have wide appeal among school community members, but will also consider proposals that focus on specific groups if they cut across existing departmental and programmatic lines. Projects need not be ambitious in scope, so long as they encourage positive connections within the community. The program will consider proposals of all sizes, but each DLC will be capped at $500 per year. Please contact your administrative officer or human resources administrator for information on your unit’s allocation. In addition, proposals that have matching funds from other sources will be viewed favorably by the selection committee.
Please contact Heather Williams at 617-253-8904 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Please be sure to include the following information in your proposal:
- Detailed description of the event
- Explain how your proposal makes a difference in the quality of life of your local community.
- A list of the types of people who you expect to attend the event (faculty, staff, students, with their affiliated units)
- A detailed budget.
- Please note: In general, funding will not cover equipment (cameras, computers, furniture). Proposals for house parties or research will not be considered. In addition, these funds cannot support charities. Proposal authors are expected to volunteer their time; stipends for the organizing team will not be considered.
Grant recipients will be asked to submit a summary report at the end of the semester describing their activities, community participation, and impact. We would also appreciate any photos of your events or activities, if available!