Humber College’s Office of Sustainability and Applied Research & Innovation are catalyzing sustainable innovative ideas through a fund to help support projects that benefit our environment and the community. This Innovation Fund will provide financial assistance to current Humber or Guelph-Humber students enrolled in any program with the purpose of enabling new, sustainable innovative ideas for products, inventions and/or solutions. These awards will recognize students’ creativity, originality, problem-solving abilities, and opportunity recognition skills.
- Positive impact: Your ideas have the ability to positively transform the environment and your community.
- Co-Curricular Record (CCR): All of the hours you track through this program are eligible for CCR
- Funding: A portion of $5000 in VISA gift cards will be provided to the successful applicants
- Experience: You'll bump up your skills in areas including project management, budgeting, research, problem solving, leadership and networking
- Networking: Facilitate campus and community connections to help your project thrive.
- Must be a current full time or part time Humber student.
- Your project should impact at least two of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.
- Your funding request must be for fixed project costs. Variable costs are not eligible for this program.
How does it work?
- Develop a sustainable and socially innovative project that addresses at least two of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Submit your project proposal by February 21, 2020
- Receive funding at a reception for the winning project proposals to be held in March 2020
- Provide a progress report on how the funds were spent and the impact of your project by August 31, 2020
Criteria for evaluating the awards
The awards will be evaluated on:
- Background is relevant to the SDGs
- Scope is concise
- Objectives are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely
- Identified prominent risks to project success and mitigates/ manages risk appropriately
- Timeline is realistic and detailed
- Budget is realistic, detailed, and does not contain any variable costs (i.e. only fixed costs)
- Project contributes meaningfully to at least two of the SDGs
Submitting a proposal
To apply for the Social Innovation Awards, email the completed form to email@example.com by 5pm on February 21, 2020 (please include in the email subject “Social Innovation Award Application”).
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.