What is it all about?
“ISWinT Funds Your Initiative” Contest is a funding program for projects organized by students that participate in the 2021 online edition of ISWinT (International Student Week in Timisoara).
Through this program we aim to support young people from all around the world through both mentorship and funding to make a difference in their communities through implementing personal projects in the spirit of social inclusion and sustainable development.
This funding program for projects is carried out with the support of the French Embassy in Romania and the French Institute in Romania.
Who can sign up for the program?
This project contest is addressed to all of you students that have noticed an issue in your community and would like to act on it. If there is a time to start, it’s now and we are eager to help you find the best solutions and guide you through your journey of implementing them!
The only conditions for you to join the contest is to be between 18 and 30 years old, to be a student enrolled into a university and to attend 3 workshop sessions on a topic of your choice facilitated by specialists in those specific fields. You can sign up right now here. Hurry up the registration period ends on the 13th of June.
What type of projects can be financed and how are funds distributed?
The total sum is 4000€, which will be splitted to multiple projects.
Each winning project can receive up to 1000€. The projects will receive funding based on the budget specified in the application form. We will finance as many projects as possible, distributing the total sum between the first projects in the ranking.
The types of projects that are eligible for this contest:
When should your project be implemented?
The targeted period is from 26th July to 31st October. Your project must take place in the specified time period, but can last for as long as you find it necessary.
Bear in mind that you must send us your end of project report by 30th November.
How to apply for the Initiative Contest?
In order to be able to enter your initiative in the contest, you must firstly be a participant at ISWinT 2021. To become a participant you need to sign yourself up on our website before 13th June. The steps are as follows:
If you’ve been accepted it’s time to start working on your project! Please remember that in order for your project to be eligible of winning funding you must:
We recommend that you participate in the other training sessions too, as they should provide you with valuable information for your application and project implementation.
Electing the winners
The jury that will rank the projects will consist of people who are specialized in the community projects area and sustainable development or representatives of NGOs with activity in relevant domains to the themes of ISWinT 2021.
All applications will be evaluated and the best will make it to the final. Finalist projects will be pitched during the Closing Ceremony on the last day of ISWinT.
After the Ceremony the winners will be elected and announced the next day in a live broadcast.
If you are one of the winners, you will have to write a report after the project has been implemented. In this report you should include:
The objectives of the projects should be correlated with the workshop themes of this year’s online edition of ISWinT. The themes are as follows:
Funding application structure
In the “ISWinT Funds Your Initiative” Contest we will not accept projects that...
Guidelines for projects