Starbucks Grant for UCSD Students Sustainability Learning Opportunities

The Starbucks Grant for UCSD Students Sustainability Learning Opportunities is provided annually by Starbucks, Corporation in agreement and collaboration with University Centers at UC San Diego. One to five grants are available each year, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, to assist UC San Diego students with research or learning projects related to sustainable food production and distribution, resource conservation, or agricultural environmental practices (herein referred to as the project). The total amount distributed each year is $5,000.

Eligibility

You must be considered a full-time UCSD student, currently enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate degree program. The project must be related to sustainable food production and distribution, resource conservation, or agricultural environmental practices. The project must be linked to an accredited college or university, or a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Funds may be used to cover: project fees and materials, travel, registration or conference fees, meals and incidental living expenses. Funds may not be used to cover lodging and insurance expenses.

Professional Reference / Research Mentor

Please supply the name and contact information of a UCSD faculty member who can serve as a professional reference. There is no need for your reference to provide a letter. Reviewers will make contact as needed. It is preferred the faculty member does is affiliated with the specific project or field of study, however, it is not required.

Application Process

You must submit a written Grant Proposal which includes a completed Application and Project Abstract.

Grantees will be selected by a joint committee University Centers Advisory Board and the Starbucks Sustainability Office to include representatives from University Centers Advisory Board (4), University Centers (1), Student Affairs (1), Academic Affairs (1), and Starbucks (1). Candidates may be asked to meet with the selection committee to answer questions related to the grant proprosal.

It is expected that either a written or multi-media report be presented to the University Centers Advisory Board at a meeting to be determined during the subsequent quarter(s) following the experience.