Please respond to the following prompts and email your responses in a single PDF form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. on October 27, 2013 with “COMPLETED APPLICATION YOUR NAME” in the subject line.
Write an essay of 750-1000 words detailing:
a. Your definition of global citizenship and how this project lives out your definition
b. The mechanics (who, what, where, how) of the project
c. An explanation of how your project is sustainable; that is, how it will remain a living, impacting entity after you return to campus
d. A plan for integrating this project into the Macalester community upon your return; e.g., to serve as a guide to finding global citizenship at Mac and an example to future projects.
(Students applying as a group can either submit one essay between 1000 and 1500 words written together, or each student can write an individual essay of 500-750 words)
Write an explanation of your goals and expected outcomes, and the mechanism(s) by which you will evaluate the success of your project [Limit: 250 words]
What additional preparation work will you do in the spring before beginning your project to make it a success? If you intend to work with an outside entity please indicate how you have engaged them in your project or how you plan to engage them. [Limit: 250 words]
Generate a detailed timeline for the project.
Fill out the budget template. Please make sure to include any other sources of funding for your project, pending or received, if applicable.
Provide the name and contact information of a Macalester faculty/staff member who supports this project and who could speak to your ability to pull it off.
Provide the name and contact information of a peer who supports this project and can speak to your ability to pull it off.
In a separate document, please attach a resume for each student who will be involved in this project.
If there is anything you feel you have not had a chance to address in the previous questions you may do so here. [Limit: 150 words]
ONLY IF WORKING IN A GROUP: Write a description of your group dynamic. What is the role of each member of your group? What is each person contributing to the project? What specific tasks will each person be responsible for? What steps will you take to ensure that you work together effectively? [Limit: 250 words]
In the event that you/your group advance to an in-person interview, you will be required to submit a letter from all community partners you intend to work with. This letter should convey their enthusiastic intent to collaborate with you on your project – due February 16th. Depending upon the project and budget requests applicants may be asked to submit a letter of recommendation from a staff/faculty member and/or peer.
After the initial application stage, council members will provide feedback on those applications continuing to the interview stage and may ask applicants to justify and/or modify their applications accordingly.
If an application progresses to the interview stage a student on study abroad is responsible for insuring they are able to do a phone or skype interview with the council between February 25th and March 4th.
Final decisions about awarded grants will be announced on November 21, 2013.