Before You Apply

President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the ninth annual CGI U meeting from April 1-3, 2016 at the University of California, Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area. More than $850,000 in funding will be available to select CGI U 2016 students through the University Network and other opportunities to help them turn their ideas into action. Select CGI U commitment-makers will be given the chance to receive complimentary membership at other CGI meetings, including the CGI America meeting in June and the CGI Annual Meeting in September. These convenings attract business, nonprofit, and government leaders from around the world and offer valuable opportunities for CGI U students to network, share best practices, and explore partnership opportunities.

You can apply as an individual or a group at the link below:

CGI U 2016 Application

We have extended our final application deadline until December 4, 2015.

Students must be 18 years of age or older and enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of the CGI U meeting in order to apply. To be considered for admission, all applicants are required to design a Commitment to Action in one of CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. All invited attendees will be notified by late December 2015.

To learn more about the CGI U application process, students can review the CGI U commitments mapapplication tips, and application checklistClick here for more information about funding opportunities for student commitment-makers.

Have questions? Join us for online information sessions during any of the times listed below. In these webinars, you will have a chance to learn more about CGI U, the application process, and CGI U 2016 at UC Berkeley. Connect to the session 5 minutes prior to the start via the following link:

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 9:00am ET
  • Thursday, October 01, 2015, 6:00pm ET
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015, 9:00pm ET
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6:00pm ET
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:00pm ET
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 9:00am ET
  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015, 6:00pm ET
  • Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:00pm ET
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:00pm ET
  • Monday, November 23, 2015, 9:00am ET
  • Saturday, November 28, 2015, 9:00pm ET
  • Monday, November 30, 2015, 6:00pm ET

If you have any questions and are unable to attend a webinar session, please call 212.710.4492 or email