Join President Bill Clinton and more than 1,000 students, topic experts, and celebrities to network and develop projects to address pressing global issues by applying to Clinton Global Initiative University.
CGI U students are required to develop a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable plan that addresses a challenge on their campus, in their local community, or around the world. Commitments to action should fall under one of the 5 CGI U focus areas:
Students submit applications directly to CGI U. Accepted students will work with NYU mentors to develop their projects and attend the annual CGI U conference. NYU CGI U students will have the opportunity to compete for up to $10,000 in seed funding for their projects.
To harness the potential of the next generation of leaders from campuses around the world, President Clinton launched CGI University (CGI U) in 2007. Each year, CGI U convenes a meeting where students, youth organizations, and renowned experts come together to turn ideas into action.
Need help getting started? Check out CGI U's Committments Map to help brainstorm your project.
Previous NYU student Commitments to Action have included:
NYU has committed $10,000 in seed funding towards CGI U projects. NYU students who are accepted into CGI U are invited to present their projects to the CGI U Mentor team in order to be considered for a portion of the funding. We encourage students to seek out any additional funding that may be needed from other sources (such as fundraising, philanthropists, a foundation, or NGO).
Undergraduate and graduate students at NYU are eligible to apply. Groups of students from the same campus, as well as individual students, may submit applications.
Information sessions will be held throughout the semester to explain in greater detail what CGI U is, and how to apply. Information sessions dates for Fall 2016 will be announced shortly.
Please visit the CGI U website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are submitted directly through CGI U’s website.