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Live It Fund

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 $6,250 plus a $500 per project expense reimbursement. Macalester students continue to inspire us with their passion, creativity, and incredible embodiment of global citizenship.

Read about J-Term Student Innovator Share Their January 2024 Live It Fund Experiences

Live It Fund Summer 2024 Important Dates: 

  • Friday, January 19 Application opens!
  • Tuesdays, January 30th, February 13th, 20th and 27th from 11:30-1 pm Live It Fund in-person information sessions and office hours will be held in the Idea Lab on the 2nd floor of the library. Drop by to ask an Entrepreneurship and Innovation staff member any questions you may have about the program. 
  • Thursday, February 15th E&I Summer Programming Virtual Info Session from 11:30-12:30pm.
  • Friday, March 8 at 9 am Applications Due! Students must submit a fully completed application and all required accompanying materials which includes a resume and a short 2 minute video.
  • Friday, March 22 First communication will be sent. Students will find out if they have been selected to continue to the next round of IRB, finance reviews.
  • Tuesday, April 2nd  Final awards will be announced

The Summer 2024 Live It Fund Program will take place between May 13, 2024-July 19, 2024.


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