Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to apply?
Individual University of Pennsylvania undergraduate and graduate students and student groups are eligible to apply for Sachs Program Student Grants.
What do the grants support?
Student Grants are intended to support ambitious student-developed and student-driven projects such as performances, exhibitions, and convenings. Examples of previously supported projects can be reviewed on our website.
How much can I apply for?
Students and student groups may request up to $4,000. Applicants must identify a University of Pennsylvania department, program, or center to manage the grant funds if an application is successful.
Student Grants are now closed for the 2022–2023 grants cycle.
We are not accepting applications for Sachs Program Student Grants at this time. The deadline to submit a completed Student Grant application in the 2022–2023 grants cycle was December 5, 2022. Up to date information about Student Grants will be shared in advance of the 2023–2024 grants cycle.
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Student Grant applications are evaluated by a group of committee members, which may include former grantees, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. All deliberations will be guided by Sachs Program grantmaking priorities and criteria.
Award decisions for Student Grant applications in the 2022–2023 grants cycle will be made in February 2023.