The Live It Fund empowers students filled with hope and drive to transform their ideas into action to change the world for good.

Kashvi January 2022 Live It FundThe Live It Fund funds students who identify an opportunity or problem and propose an innovative solution. Since 2010, the Live It Fund has provided funding for projects with awards up to $2,000 in J-Term, followed by an opportunity to apply for summer funding of $6,000 plus a $500 per project expense reimbursement. Macalester students continue to inspire us with their passion, creativity, and incredible embodiment of global citizenship.

Live It Fund Summer 2023 Important Dates: 

  • Wednesday, February 1st Live It Fund Summer 2023 Application Opens!
  • Tuesday, February 14th & Thursday, March 2nd E&I Summer Programming Office Hours in the Idea Lab from 11:30-1.
  • Thursday, February 16th E&I Summer Programming Info Session from 11:30-1 in LIB250. 
  • Monday, February 20th E&I Summer Programming Virtual Info Session from 4:45-5:45 via Zoom. Link can be found here.  
  • Monday, March 20th Applications Due at 9:00 am! Students must submit a fully completed application and all required accompanying materials which includes a resume and a video. Application preview available at the end of this info packet. 
  • Friday, March 24th First communication will be sent. Students will find out if they have been selected to continue on to the second round of consideration.  Your project will also be submitted to the IRB for review. 
  • Monday, March 27th If selected to move forward, applicants may be asked to meet with E&I Staff to answer questions about work plans and budgets. 
  • Friday, March 31st Final acceptance emails will be sent
  • Tuesday, April 4th If accepted, mandatory Program Launch Meeting from 11:30-1 in LIB250
  • Tuesday, April 11th If accepted, mandatory ISP Meeting (International Students Only) from 11:30-1 in LIB250
  • Tuesday April 18th If accepted, mandatory Headshots and Hamburgers Meeting 11:30-1 in LIB250

The Summer 2023 Live It Fund Program will take place May 15th, 2023 – July 21st, 2023.


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