Funding for Service Projects

Apply to receive funding for service projects or financial support for an unpaid internship.

Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U)

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. To participate, 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. Learn more.


Davis Projects for Peace

Applications due early in the spring semester, and award recipients will receive notifications in mid-March. For official deadlines, visit the Davis Projects for Peace website. Funding is limited to $10,000. However, projects with larger budgets are welcome; securing co-funding from other sources is encouraged. Undergraduate students are eligible to submit proposals. Groups of students from the same campus, as well as individual students, may submit proposals. Learn more.


NYU Community Service Project Grants

Offered twice per year with application deadlines of December 1 and May 1. Community Service Project Grants help to encourage community service on the Lower East Side and Greenwich Village and in the neighborhoods adjacent to the many NYU schools and divisions. They encourage the participation of faculty, staff, and students in developing ways to address social or environmental issues and to initiate or expand service projects of an ongoing nature. Grants typically range from $100 to $500. Please contact the Office of Civic Engagement at 212.998.2329 with questions. Download the application (MS Word)


NYU Service Learning Course Development Grants

Offered once per year with an application deadline of the first Monday in November. Service Learning Course Development Grants are available to support service learning courses. These funds may be used to develop or enhance undergraduate or graduate courses that include a practicum of a volunteer experience either organized by the instructor or developed by students as an integral part of the course. Grants range from $2,000 to $4,000 and are awarded for one-term, summer or year-long courses. Please contact the Office of Civic Engagement at 212.998.2329 with questions. Download the application (PDF)


NYU Wasserman Center Internship Grant

Established to provide financial assistance to students pursuing non-paying internships within not-for-profits, the arts, education, public service and other industries that do not traditionally pay interns. Learn more.