PAGs Service Grants
Starting the 2012-13 fiscal year, the Professional Advancement Grants Committee (PAGs) will allocate service grants to University of Iowa graduate and professional students for the purpose of conducting and participating in community service projects that are viable, relevant, sustainable and of impact to the community. A viable service grants applicant must have organized a service project or be a key participant in a service project.
Purpose of the Award:
The committee will fund students up to two applications per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) per person. Students may apply for service grants award 6 months prior to, during or one month after doing the service project, but can only receive one PAGs award per service project.
Service Grants Deadline for the 2012-13 session:
- Tuesday, November 20th, 11:59PM
- Friday, March 15th, 11:59PM
Applications must be submitted by midnight on the deadline. Applications that are received later than the specified deadlines will not be accepted except only in cases deemed valid for late submission.
- Applicant must be a graduate or professional student at The University of Iowa at the time of application as well as the time when s/he collects the Service Grants Award funds.
- Applicant must have organized the service project or be a key participant in a service project.
- There is a wide range of service projects possible. A viable service project will be relevant, sustainable, and of significant impact to the community.
- Applicant can be awarded PAGs Service Grants award twice per fiscal year (July 1– June 30), one grant per service project. One application should be made per service project.
- Applicants who have not received a prior grant may be given priority.
- If recipient is receiving financial aid from OSFA, this grant may impact their fanancial aid.
How to Apply:
- All applications are made electronically at https://orgsync.com/17476/forms/56430
- Please Note: You may need to sign in or register (if new user) to submit this application. Registered users of OrgSync will receive auto-email confirmation of their submissions.
- You can save the application and fill it out in multiple sessions. However, there is no final application review before submission. Therefore, it is recommended you work on your application in a word processor before using the application form and make sure all the sections are filled out before final submission.
- Once the application is submitted, it may not be edited except in case of major errors requiring special consideration. Please contact the service grants chair at Judithfirstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if this is the case.
- Applicants may submit only one application per deadline. Submission of more than one application will result in automatic disqualification, unless the service grants chair is notified immediately.
- Please email the service grants chair with any questions.
The Selection Process:
- Service grants chair assigns applications received before the deadline to service grants committee members for scoring.
- Scoring is based on the following:
- Service project's viability, relevance, and impact in the community, as well as its sustainability.
- The importance of the service project to the student’s growth and success.
- Proof of a reasonable budget with the aim of keeping the cost as low as necessary for the success of the project.
- Service grants chair compiles and reviews application scores.
- The best applications (approximately 5) are presented to the ECGPS for approval.
- Approved service applications shall be notified immediately.
- Approved grant applicants should work with the service chair and SOBO to receive the funding.
Additional Instructions and Directions:
- The Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students (ECGPS) is committed to helping all students at the University of Iowa and is dedicated to making this process as objective as possible. The Committee reserves the right to reject any service grants that is not submitted correctly.
- You will be notified by electronic mail regarding your grant application as soon as it is approved by ECGPS. This process usually takes about 1 month after the application deadline. If you have not been notified of your award two months after your application cycle, please contact the PAGs Service Grants Chair at Judithemail@example.com.
Service Grants Chair, ECGPS
Judith N. Kituku