Clinton Global Initiative University
Berkeley, United States (Outgoing Program)
How to Apply to CGI U
In order to participate in CGI U, students must complete the CGI U application process and be accepted by CGI U. The deadline to apply to CGI U 2016 is December 1, 2015.
Before applying for CGI U, interested students should complete the pre-application process through the Center for Global Education’s website using the "apply now" link above. In order to participate in pre-departure group meetings and be eligible for seed funding competitions, all participants must complete the above pre-application process.
The Center for Global Education will also offer accepted students the chance to compete for seed funding, small grants of $500-$2000 to help launch their Commitments to Action. This process will take place following the CGI U meeting, and seed funding grants will be issued toward the end of the spring semester.
Interested students should contact the Center for Global Education to make an appointment with the CGI U Campus Liaison before or shortly after registering their Commitment idea.
The Center for Global Education has no role in the CGI U acceptance process. Only students who apply and are selected by CGI U are invited to attend the CGI U meeting, and only Commitments that are selected by CGI U will be eligible for funding through the CGI University Network.
Fall 2015: Interested students meet with campus rep and formulate ideas for Commitment to Action. Where possible, students should also identify a Rutgers faculty mentor with expertise in their Commitment area. Once students have decided on their area and type of Commitment, they complete the pre-application on the CGE website. Registration continues until November 30. Once students have registered their Commitments, they may begin applying directly to CGI U.
Winter 2015-16: After working with CGI U advisor on a draft of their Commitment to Action, students submit their CGI U applications by December 1st. Accepted students are notified in early January.
Spring 2016: Accepted students meet twice in the spring semester in preparation for the annual CGI U meeting. Students attend three-day CGI U meeting in March. Upon return to campus, eligible students will have the chance to compete for seed funding through the Center for Global Education.
Spring/Summer 2016: Students return from the CGI U meeting and begin implementing their Commitments to Action. All seed funding is dispersed to Commitment-makers by the end of the spring semester.