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The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) COVID-19 Student Action Fund

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

CGI U COVID-19 Student Action Fund will identify and support select students at universities around the world who are committed to addressing 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.


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

They 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.


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