You will upload a 4-page word document in the application, including the title page, proposal narrative, and budget. The document must use Arial 10 point font and have 1” margins for top, bottom, right, and left margins.
- Title of Project (Final Report title must match project Proposal title)
- Country of project implementation
- Designated Project Leader name and the complete list of student team members; for each student named, please list: a. home country b. college/university c. UWC school attended if applicable
- Associated project blog or website if applicable
Proposal narrative: What? Where? Why? Provide the overall purpose of your proposal. Discuss topics such as describing the issue, why there is a need for a call to action, how you and your team plan to collaborate with partners and communities to enact this positive change, and other topics that will help distinguish your proposal.
Budget: Identify expected budget costs and additional funding. Support your budget by providing contextual information that justifies your funds for expenses (travel, accommodation, project supplies, equipment, food, visas, transportation, etc.).
- 1-page maximum
- Estimate costs in U.S. dollars (USD)
- Categories to consider including
• Student Expenses
• Travel (Including airfare): Expenses for airfare, car rentals, fuel and maintenance, public transportation, and/or any other travel-related costs for the student team only. Include expenses for both travels to the project focus region and within the project focus region.
• Lodging: Lodging costs for the student team only, such as hotels, apartments, homestays, and utility costs. This does not include lodging costs for guests, beneficiaries, or other participants not on the student team.
• Communications: Personal communication costs for students only. For example, cell phones and minutes, calling cards, internet service.
• Food: Food expenses for the student team only, including food purchased while traveling and working in the project focus region. Enter expenses on a biweekly basis.
• Miscellaneous: Any additional personal costs that do not fall into the student expense categories above. For example, vaccinations, visas and country entrance fees, etc. Enter expenses every week.
• Non-Student Expenses
• Non-Student Travel and Lodging: Travel and lodging expenses for project staff, volunteers, beneficiaries, and anyone else involved in the project which is not a member of the student team.
• Direct Equipment and Supplies: Equipment and supplies necessary for the direct implementation of the project and fulfillment of the project’s mission. For example, construction materials, books, computers, agricultural materials, start-up costs. Enter expenses on a weekly basis.
• Marketing and Event Support: Materials used to support the project but not for the direct fulfillment of the project’s mission. For example, marketing materials, infrastructure rental, media documentation materials, event support materials (i.e., refreshments). Enter expenses on a weekly basis.
• Staffing Costs: Any stipends or payments to guests, professional mentors, contractors, community participants.
• Miscellaneous: Any additional project expenses that do not fall into the previous categories. For example, donations for project sustainability, incorporation fees, funding for continued research, etc. Enter expenses on a weekly basis.
Letters of support
• Short letters of support from community organizations, UF faculty, or student groups that have collaborated with you on this project. The letters should outline their input and how they plan to be involved in the project as we advance. There is no set amount of letters, but between 1-3 is preferable to submit and upload as a PDF.