NUI Galway Student Project Fund Applications Open

NUI Galway Student Project Fund Applications Open

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Applications are invited for funding from the Student Project Fund for projects beginning in September 2017.

In order to be considered for funding the project must support the strategic priorities identified in the Student Project Fund Strategic Priority Document and must fall into any one, or a combination, of the following categories:

  • Service
  • Web-based development
  • Equipment
  • Building.
  • Research

Proposals may be made by individual people / groups / groups in collaboration. Projects involving collaborations / partnerships are encouraged.

A project must cost a minimum of €5,000 to be eligible for consideration. It is expected that the applicant(s) should be in a position to supply some level of other funding towards the project, i.e. the Student Project Fund will not supply 100% of the cost of the Project. The value of any existing personnel input may be identified as a funding contribution.

The time-frame for a project may be up to a maximum of 3 years. Project reports are required annually during the period of the Project and a satisfactory annual evaluation by the Sub – Committee in order to progress to the next year of any funding allocated.

Applications must be typed, using this Application Form: Students Project Fund Application FormMay17 The information supplied within the scope of the Application Form will form the principal basis for the assessment of the funding merits of the project. The number of projects funded in any year depends on the merits of the proposed projects and the amount of funding available. The applicant may be invited to a meeting of the Student Project Fund Sub-Committee to provide any necessary additional briefing. Failure to fulfil any of these requirements may entail the loss of the funding award. The Student Project Fund Sub-Committee also reserves the right to re-claim the funding should the project proposed not take place as described in the application form.

Each project proposal must name a project organiser who will liaise with the Director of Student Services in all matters relating to the project. The project organiser is responsible for:

  • Monitoring the project’s budget and requesting reimbursements from Student Services
  • Implementing the project
  • Ensuring that the project is completed in accordance with the themes identified in the Student Project Funds Strategic Priority document and relevant university policies
  • Reporting to the Sub-Committee on project progress

Successful project recipients are required to sign an acceptance letter outlining the conditions for use of Student Project Fund monies and to sign their agreement to the conditions outlined.

Applications should be submitted to:

Siobhán Cunningham, Student Services

email: .

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Thursday 11th May, 2017

Please note that meetings will be scheduled with Project Leaders for a time on either 16th or 17th May 2017.


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Joanna Brophy