Covid-19 - Student Grant Update
Grant programs such as CESJ Minigrants and the Eugene Lang Opportunity Awards are continuing, some have adjusted their deadlines, please see details below.
Changes have been made to eligibility criteria for all Lang grants and fellowships due to developments in COVID-19. For the latest and most comprehensive information from The New School, visit newschool.edu/coronavirus. Future funding for grants will continue to be spent in accordance with university guidelines as the situation develops.
Eligible projects for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester must meet the following criteria:
1. Funding cannot go toward travel - international or domestic.
The New School has suspended international university-related travel through the end of the semester. As such, projects involving funding for international travel for the Spring 2020 semester will not be considered eligible for funding. Given updates regarding various state wide shut downs, domestic travel will also not be funded through Lang Grant programs until further notice (this includes summer travel).
If you believe you have a unique situation that may warrant an exception to the travel suspension, you may request review via this form - to apply for funding here, you would need to include a copy of your approved request.
2. Funding cannot go toward projects that do not meet the CDC Guidelines
At this time, we are requiring students to take in consideration CDC guidelines on best practices for further Covid-19 prevention when crafting their proposals. This includes guidelines on limiting social gatherings to less than 10 people at a time and maintaining social distancing. Proposals that do not follow these guidelines will not be funded at this time.
We understand that the changing landscape will continue to affect long term programs and projects. We encourage students to reach out to the program support of specific grant programs to work on collaborative solutions to questions you may have. We continue to be committed to funding student endeavors while also being respectful of the current environment.