Spring 2020 Call for Proposals
The SEE Student Grant Program provides funding for current mechanical engineering students to pursue experiential learning opportunities that would not otherwise not be available to them. It is part of Student Experiential Education, a larger effort in the department that seeks to enable mechanical engineering students to think and act like the professionals they want to become.
SEE student grants are available in amounts ranging from roughly $500 to $2,000. Students can apply for funding for two types of opportunities:
- Materials and other resources needed for self-directed projects
- Funding to enable participation in an existing experiential learning opportunity
This is our first year offering SEE Student Grants, which means that we’re very open in terms of the kinds of applications that can be submitted. We are interested in seeing what ideas you propose and building the program from there! If you would like help refining your idea prior to submitting a proposal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SEE Student Grant Program is open to currently-enrolled undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering students including those graduating in May or August 2020. Applications can be submitted by either individuals or groups.
Please note: Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently unable to provide approval for travel funding.
Applications will be evaluated based on their potential to:
Additional evaluation criteria include the overall quality of the proposal and whether the SEE Student Grant Program is an appropriate funding source for the request. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of department faculty, staff and students.
Matching Funds and Other Funding Sources
The SEE Student Grant Program is one option for students to receive funding at CU Boulder, but it is by no means the only option. Being eligible for one of the funding sources at the link below doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t eligible for SEE funding, but we do want to make sure you’re utilizing all available resources. We would encourage you to review the list prior to submitting an application. We also welcome matching fund proposals (e.g., a proposal for $500 from SEE that would enable you to apply for the Dean’s Matching Travel Grant).
At the conclusion of the funding period and/or the experiential educational opportunity, SEE student grant recipients must “pay it forward” through the development of a related learning opportunity for other mechanical engineering students. Examples include but are not limited to:
Submitted proposals should include an initial idea for a deliverable, which can be further refined throughout the grant period.
Terms of Award
Apply for Funding
Please click the button below to download and fill out the Google Doc application in order to be considered for funding. Completed applications should be emailed as a PDF to email@example.com.