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.

APPLY for summer 2016 funding- APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED

You can access the LIF application rubric  here.


Sunday, February 28, 2016, 11:59PM


  • Feb 28,2016 by 11:59 pm: Application deadline
  • March 25: Final decisions will be announced
  • March 31, April 5, and April 14: Required project orientation sessions over lunch
  • During summer 2016 academic break: Projects carried out
  • September 16, 2016: All financial reporting is due
  • Late September and early October: Two presentations sessions with other summer recipients


  • Projects must take place during the summer 2016 term.
  • Any Macalester student who is enrolled full time in Spring 2016 and Fall 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, a summary and quotes about their experience.
  • Students will be asked to present their experiences to the broader Macalester community early fall semester.
  • 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
  • We recognize that projects and funding proposals will change.  You must stay in contact with IGC staff regarding theses changes.


Please email Jody Emmings at  or talk to an IGC student council representative.