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CCSGP PUBLIC SERVICE FELLOWSHIP 

The CCSGP Public Service Fellowship aims to support student-led community projects. If you have a passion for service and need financial support to turn your inspiration into reality for the benefit of the community-at-large, apply now!

We accept applications on a rolling basis with 3 grant application deadlines a year, corresponding to the academic terms (Semester 1, Special Term and Semester 2).

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR PROJECTS COMMENCING IN JANUARY 2022.

You will need to download and complete the application form and budget template and submit both documents here by Friday 15 October 2021, 11.59pm.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Who is eligible to apply for the CCSGP Public Service Fellowship?


This Fellowship is currently only open to SoC students and is intended to support student-initiated community service projects. The CCSGP Public Service Fellowship is not intended as a scholarship or a loan. Projects can be led by either individuals or teams. Team projects can involve non-SoC students, but an SoC student must apply as the Team Lead. There is no restriction to the number of members in a team.




2. What kind of projects can be supported?


Any projects that address social or community issues and can contribute to student learning and development can be supported. You must declare that your projects do not infringe on the Intellectual Property (IP) rights of others.




3. What is the minimum duration of a project?


To ensure a meaningful project experience and adequate time for a project's impact to be demonstrated, proposed projects should be at least 3 months. Projects with shorter duration will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.




4. How much is the grant and what does it cover?


Individual projects will be capped at $5,000 each. For team projects, we can fund up to $20,000 per project and with per capita funding at no higher than $5,000 per team member.

The above amounts are a rule of thumb for most of the projects to be funded. Larger funding amounts are possible, if we can be convinced about the merits of the project and that the requested budget is appropriate. If you have a worthwhile project, you can submit a proposal and we will evaluate the proposal accordingly.

The grant aims to defray the opportunity cost of alternative paid employment. It can also be used for equipment and consumables relating to the project. The applicants should submit a proposed budget in their application. It is plausible that some items in the proposed budget would not be approved or supported even if a fellowship is awarded.




5. How will the grant be disbursed?


Generally, approved projects will receive the grant in 2 disbursements: First disbursment 50% of approved grant upon acceptance of Terms and Conditions in the Letter of Offer. Final disbursement Remaining 50% of approved grant upon CCSGP's review of the project report to be submitted within 1 month from othe end date of the project completion.

For team projects with awarded funding of more than $10,000, or where the deliverables are complex or where the project duration is long, the disbursements could be in 3 or more tranches in proportions depending on the details of the project and a mid-term report might be required at the Centre’s discretion. You will be advised accordingly.




6. Am I eligible to apply for the CCSGP Public Service Fellowship if I am also applying for funding from other sources?


The Fellowship can be used to supplement available funding if necessary on a case-by-case basis. However, you must declare if you are receiving additional funding from other sources at the point of application. It is possible that the total funding will be reduced if you eventually receive significant funding from an alternative source.




7. I have completed the project. What do I need to do?


You will need to complete and submit the project report within 1 month from the end date of the project completion. You will be advised accordingly.





Please email ccsgp-staff@googlegroups.com if you have any further questions.