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 Persad at

2020-2021 Funding Cycle

We are now soliciting proposals for funding cycle 2020-21..  You may download the 2020-21 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 5th, 2021.  

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

Funding is awarded in the spring of 2021, for projects to be carried out over the 2021-22 school year. Final reports are due in June 2022, 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? Your in luck, submit a Letter of Inquiry to Jewel Persad ( by Friday, November 6th, 2020 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


Important dates

November 6th, 2020 – Letter of Inquiry due (optional)

Feb 5th, 2021– TGIF funding proposals due at 5 p.m.

Early May – Final funding decisions will be announced

Past Funding Cycles

2019-2020 Funding Cycle

2018-2019 Funding Cycle

2017-2018 Funding Cycle

2016-2017 Funding Cycle

2015-2016 Funding Cycle

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