Apply for a Grant Today!

Any student, staff, or faculty member of the University community can submit a project proposal to the TGIF Grants Making Committee. Generally, the committee awards $170,000 annually to projects. The committee is comprised of four undergraduates, two graduate students, one staff, and one faculty member. Interested in Apply for a TGIF Grant contact Jewel Snavely at

2016-2017 Funding Cycle

We are now soliciting proposals for funding cycle 2016-17. To apply, please use the online application form.  You may download the 2016-17 Funding Application, the Sample Timeline and the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Spreadsheet for use in preparing your application, but all final applications must be submitted through the online tool by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 6th, 2017.   If you need more information or have any questions or special circumstances which limit you from submitting using the online tool, please send email to the Sustainability Staff. We look forward to receiving your proposals!

Please note: Projects must have all campus approvals completed before they can claim their award. Please refer to the following materials:

List of Campus Contacts for TGIF Projects

TGIF Workshop Powerpoint

Funding is awarded in the spring of 2017, for projects to be carried out over the 2017-18 school year. Final reports are due in June 2018, you may download the final report template here. Graduating students may apply for a grant, as long as they notify their sponsoring department and have a transition plan in place for a student, faculty or staff member to carry out the project. For students who plan to graduate, please address who will be tasked with the project implementation in your Funding application. Thank you!

 Friday, February 6th, 2017 – TGIF funding proposals due at 5 p.m. Early April – Final funding decisions will be announced


Past Funding Cycles

2014-2015 Funding Cycle

2013-2014 Funding Cycle

2012-2013 Funding Cycle

2011-2012 Funding Cycle


Examples of successful TGIF applications:

CCBER PV TGIF Application 2010-11

CCBER Solar Budget & Forecast

Composting TGIF Application 2010-11

Composting – CO2 Calculations TGIF application 2010-11

RO Reservoir TGIF Application 2010-11

Real Food TGIF application

IV Theater Lighting TGIF Application 2010-11