Institute for Global Citizenship
Markim Hall
651-696-6750 (fax)

Academic-Year Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – Noon

The Live It! Fund seeks to enable students to:

  • design and live out their own definitions of global citizenship;
  • develop the individual’s (or group’s) capacity to enact social change;
  • contribute to the common good;
  • bring your project back to Mac and share your discoveries here.

Jterm proposals fund up to $2,000 and summer proposals fund up to $10,000.


[Application for Live It Fund 2016 is now closed]


Monday, November 9, 2015, 11:59PM


  • Nov 9th,11:59 pm: Applications due
  • Nov 19th: Final decisions about awarded grants will be announced
  • December 3rd, 11:30-1pm: required session on community engagement and budget held in Davis Court
  • December 10th, 11:30-1pm: required session on idea implementation in Davis Court
  • Over J-Term: Projects carried out
  • February 5th: all financial reporting is due
  • February 16th, 11:30-1pm: Presentations with other January funding recipients held in Davis Court


  • Projects must take place during the winter term or after spring semester of the 2015-2016 academic year. Students may only apply for funding for one project per term.
  • Any Macalester student who is enrolled full time in Spring 2016 is eligible to apply.
  • Students studying abroad during the fall semester of 2016 may also apply


  • Students will be asked to reflect and blog about their experiences to share with the broader Macalester community.
  • Upon returning to campus, students will be asked to provide 4 high-res pictures and quotes about their experience.
  • Students will be asked to present their experiences on February 16th to the broader Macalester community.
  • By February 5th, students must finalize all financials which includes the following: scheduling a meeting with administrative staff to review completed travel expense form and receipts and sending an electronic copy of completed travel expense form at least 2 days prior to the meeting

Please note, we recognize that projects and funding proposals will change.  We request that you stay in contact with Live It! staff regarding theses changes.


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