CLINTON FOUNDATION COVID-19 Student Action Fund ($100,000 in Total)

Grant / Award
  • Apply Before : June 3, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 14704

Opportunity Description

Clinton Foundation offers a Great Opportunity for students who take action in addressing Covid-19.


The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), the higher education program of the Clinton Foundation, works to empower the next generation through year-round programming like access to topic experts and change agents, mentorship networks, financial resources, and community events including the annual CGI U meeting through supporting students who are committed to take action and address the world’s most urgent challenges.

CGI U established the COVID-19 Student Action Fund on April 18, 2020, at the CGI U virtual event at its headquarters in New York hosted by President Bill Clinton. The fund will identify and support selected students at universities throughout the world who have the commitment to address COVID-19 epidemic. This fund will provide a total of $100,000 to students, with each grant dented ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 to students in the context CGI U Commitment to Action model.

Funding objective

The purpose of allocating this fund is to finance projects addressing the public health, economic and social effects of coronavirus through commitments including awareness-raising and prevention campaign, supporting social businesses and contagious disease monitoring and response system, and other response initiatives that are providing quick support for public health professionals and other key health workers battling COVID-19 on the frontlines.

Application deadline: June 3, 2020 (11:59 PM ET)

Donating Foundation: CLINTON FOUNDATION

Target participants: University students

Fund total value: $100,000


Besides receiving seed funding for their initiatives and commitments, all chosen students will be invited to participate in the CGI U 2021 program, and will also receive an invitation to attend the CGI U 2021 annual event at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland scheduled from April 9-11, 2021.

Who are eligible?

Students are eligible to apply to the CGI U COVID-19 Student Action Fund if:

  • They have previously been admitted to CGI U;
  • They have never previously been accepted to CGI U;
  • They are at least 18 years old; and
  • They were enrolled in an institution of higher education during this current term at the time of application.

Application and selection process

Application for this program is completed online and the process has two phases:

Phase 1: all applications must be submitted by Wednesday, June the 3rd 2020.

Notifications: all applicants of this phase will be notified of their application status by June 12, 2020.

Phase 2: applicants having advanced to Phase Two will be invited to submit a 4-minute video for grant consideration and answer specific questions regarding ‘COVID-19 Commitment to Action’. Applicants will also optionally have the choice to submit a 5-10 page information guide. All second-round applicants will have to submit their video application by June 19, 2020.

Notifications: Phase Two applicants will be informed of their application status by July 2, 2020. Successful seed funding recipients will be announced during the week of July 6, 2020.

Should you have any questions or technical difficulties during the application process, please call 212.710.4492 or email

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To read more about this program visit the Foundation’s website.

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