Student Mini-Grants

Lang CESJ offers small grants to individual and groups of students to support student programming, research costs, activism, creative projects, or other work that focuses on social justice or civic engagement.

Past awards have funded needs like: production costs for an exhibition on Salvadoran migration and displacement; supplies for a theater project with young women in I Have A Dream Foundation's programs; travel to a reproductive justice conference; food for a student-organized conference on urban community and environmental health.

Applications are accepted via online form only at:


Individual students enrolled at Lang, and groups that include at least one Lang student, are eligible to apply.

  • Individual students can apply for up to $500 per semester.
  • Groups are eligible to apply for up to $1,000 per semester.
  • Priority is given to students who have not previously received funding from CESJ.
Awards are intended to cover tangible costs or material fees related to applicant projects. Mini-Grants cannot be used to pay for compensation of time worked on projects, study abroad program fees, or tuition. However, they are eligible to pay for guest speaker honoraria and fees.


Grant recipients must document and reflect upon their project, working closely with Lang CESJ staff to do so. If you are approved for a grant, you should expect to:

  • Communicate with Lang CESJ staff in a timely manner and proactively share updates
  • Complete a reflection assignment (with flexible format, e.g. writing, video-blogging, etc.)
  • Apply to be part of the annual Lang Dean's Honor Symposium in the year following your project (if applicable)
For projects taking place on campus and/or which involve space booking or public programming, Lang CESJ requests acknowledgement as a co-sponsor of the project/event.


Mini-Grants are accepted in monthly deadline cycles. Applications are due on the first Friday of every month.

Spring 2018 deadlines are:
- Friday, January 5
- Friday, February 2
- Friday, March 2
- Friday, April 27

We encourage students to apply as early as possible to allow room for planning, publicizing, and implementation, and for award disbursement should you be chosen.

PLEASE NOTE: Award disbursement may take up to 8 weeks, and is sent via postal mail as a check. We encourage you to consider this as you plan your budget and timing (i.e. immediate payment may not be possible, so take into account that you may receive your award as a reimbursement). If you have concerns about this, don't hesitate to reach out to us at

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