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 Persad at

2024-2025 Funding Cycle

We are now soliciting proposals for funding cycle 2024-25.  You may download the 2024-25 Funding Application, the Sample Timeline and the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Spreadsheet for use in preparing your application. All final applications must be submitted to by 5 p.m. on Feb 3, 2025.  

Please Note: Projects must have all campus approvals completed before they can claim their award.

Funding is awarded in the spring of 2025, for projects to be carried out over the 2025-26 school year. Final reports are due in June 2025, 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!


Submit a Letter of Inquiry!

Interested in getting funding from TGIF for your project but want feedback from the TGIF committee before submitting a full grant proposal? You're in luck, submit a Letter of Inquiry to Jewel Persad ( by Monday, November 8, 2024 and the TGIF committee will give you feedback on your project and let you know whether they would be interested in reviewing a full proposal.

Click here to find our what should be included in your Letter of Inquiry

Fast Track Funding Option

The Fast Track Funding TGIF application was created by the TGIF committee in order to fund projects that require less than $2000. Fast Track applications will be accepted in Fall and Spring Quarter, given funds are available ($20,000 Cap on funding awarded through fast track).

Fall applications Due October 25, 2024

Spring Applications Due April 11, 2025

Important Dates

  • October 25, 2024 - Fast Track applications due
  • November 8, 2024 - Letter of Inquiry due (optional)
  • February 3, 2025 - TGIF Funding Proposals due at 5 p.m.
  • April 11, 2025 - Fast Track applications due
  • Late April/Early May - Final Funding decisions will be announced