CGI U COVID-19 Student Action Fund Application

CGI U COVID-19 Student Action Fund Application

The CGI U COVID-19 Student Action Fund will identify and support select students at universities around the world who are committed to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Working within the CGI U Commitment to Action model, this fund will provide at least $100,000 in total funding to students, with each grant awarded ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. This action fund is geared towards awareness and prevention campaigns, social enterprises, infectious disease monitoring and response systems, and other emergency response initiatives that are providing immediate support for public health practitioners and other essential workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With special thanks to our supporters: Founding Partner, Kevin Xu, and our CGI University Network.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59PM ET on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

Once you submit your application, you will receive an email to confirm that your application was submitted successfully. Please add [email protected] to your safe senders list. If you have any questions or technical difficulties during the application process, please call 212.710.4492 or email [email protected].

Only those fields marked with an asterisk * are required.


Eligibility: Students are eligible to apply to the CGI U COVID-19 Student Action Fund if they have previously been accepted to CGI U or if they have never previously been accepted to CGI U; they are at least 18 years of age; and they are currently enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of application.

Submit your application: We recommend preparing your answers in advance of filling out the application. Note that you will not be able to save your application and return to it at a later point, and your application will time out after 2 hours. If you plan to work with a group of people, only submit one application per project. The person who submits the application will act as the ‘team leader’ and will receive all related communications.

Conditions of Entry: By submitting an entry, student represents and warrants that student’s submission is (a) original; (b) created solely by the credited students; and (c) does not infringe on the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party. Student will retain any intellectual property interest student has in submission. If student is awarded a grant through the COVID-19 Student Action Fund and uses the grant to develop a work eligible for patent or copyright, student will be responsible, as the owner, to apply for such patent or copyright.

By submitting an entry, student agrees to release and hold harmless the Clinton Foundation, its directors, officers, employees and agents from any liability for any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, injuries, losses, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs) directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with student’s participation in the COVID-19 Student Action Fund.

Clinton Foundation is not responsible for computer, software, network, or transmission problems or late, lost, intercepted, or misdirected entries or other submission errors. Clinton Foundation has the right to terminate, cancel, or modify the contest at any time.

Winner Selection: Potential winners will be selected by a panel of judges, including Clinton Foundation staff. Potential winners will be required to complete, sign and return documentation within 10 business days of being notified of their winning status, including but not limited to documentation granting the Foundation a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use, distribute, edit, publish and display publicly, and otherwise use some, part, or all of student’s submission, for any and all purposes of the Foundation, at any time, with or without advance notification. Potential winners will also be required to identify an appropriate 501(c)(3) entity that will serve as their fiscal sponsor; grant funds will be administered directly to such fiscal sponsor. If a potential winner fails to meet the eligibility requirements or otherwise comply with these terms, fails a confidential background check, or fails to complete the required documentation in a timely manner, or if awarding the grant to the potential winner may reflect negatively on the Foundation (as determined by the Foundation, in its sole discretion), the Foundation reserves the right to disqualify the potential winner and select another student as the winner.