Orientation Week Innovation Fund

The Innovation Fund provides the opportunity for student groups and on-campus departments to apply for financial support to run new and innovative events that respond directly to the emerging needs of our entering student population. Smaller groups with limited budgets can also have access to seed money to run events. Larger groups are encouraged to offer more innovative activities that meet a broader range of needs. You are encouraged to apply for funding that will allow you to run the best possible version of your event. In previous Orientation Weeks, individual applicants were awarded between $50 and $10,000. The total funds to be awarded for 2018 will be close to $30,000 so please only let your imagination and organizational capacity limit your application!

The Innovation Fund Committee will assess each application on its own merits, regardless of it is from a group that has previously received funding or if it is a new application. The rubric used to frame the conversation at the committee level about deciding funds is provided online to empower applicants to write the best possible application. Please contact the Orientation Team at orientation@uoguelph.ca if you have any questions about the Innovation Fund.