CGI U seeks to provide commitment-makers with various funding opportunities for their work. Current funding opportunities are outlined below, and will be updated regularly.
The CGI University Network
If your school is a member of the CGI University Network, you may be eligible to apply for funding to support your commitment and offset travel costs to the CGI U meeting. Each member university pledges a minimum of $10,000 total in funding to CGI U student commitment-makers and decides how the funding is allocated. Students from member universities also have access to unique on-campus mentorship opportunities.
The CGI U Commitments Challenge
In partnership with CrowdRise, selected CGI U students have the opportunity to compete to raise funds for their Commitments to Action. With support from CGI U and CrowdRise, students learn how to best utilize the crowdfunding platform to successfully raise money for their commitments. The team that raises the most money for their Commitment to Action is anounced on stage at the CGI U meeting. In 2017, student teams raised over $71,000 in support of their Commitments to Action.