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How To Apply

NOTE: These initiatives are primarily intended to support undergraduate students. Nonetheless, proposals for activities that include both undergraduate and graduate students will be considered.

The Proposal

The 1-2 page proposal should have three brief sections.

At the top, please identify:

  • Initiative category (whether Co-curricular Activity Initiative, Student Presentation Initiative, or Student- Faculty Research Initiative)
  • Name of the Hunter faculty sponsor
  • Name of the associated course or project
  • A description of the activity or event

The body of the proposal should answer the question: what do you want your students to learn from the activity or event? In that spirit, you should discuss what the significance of the activity or event would be for your students, and how it will enhance student learning and retention for Hunter undergraduates.

If the proposed activity or event will only directly affect an individual student, please explain how the effects of that opportunity may be shared for the benefits of other students. For example, a student who receives funding through the Student Presentation Initiative or the Student-Faculty Research Initiative could schedule a campus presentation date for potential majors to hear about the research or event experience

Finally, the last section of the proposal should include:

  • Date and location of the activity or event
  • Itemized budget for the activity or event
  • Complete name(s) and EMPL ID(s) of the participating student(s)

Proposals should be submitted it by email to, with a copy sent to the President's office at

Proposals will be evaluated at least once each semester. Proposals for Fall programming or courses should be submitted by September 1; Spring proposals should be submitted by February 1.

If funding is available, a second round of evaluations will occur for proposals that are submitted prior to October 15 and March 15.

The Outcome

Decisions will be made within 3 - 4 weeks. Please note that funding may be partial: for instance, funding may be available to reduce the price of a ticket for students, but not cover it completely.

Within one month of the funded activity or event, the Hunter faculty member must submit a brief (2-page) final assessment report. This report should answer the questions: What did your students learn from the activity or event? What did you learn about your students? If you were to facilitate such an activity or event in the future, what would you repeat or change?

Original receipts and the final assessment report are required for reimbursement.

Questions? Comments?

Please contact Daniel Hurewitz by email at or