REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – 2013-2014 SMALL GRANTS
What is the Think&EatGreen@School Project?
The Think&EatGreen@School Project is a Community-University Research Alliance promoting change in what K-12 students eat, learn and do at school in relation to food, health and the environment. The project engages students through growing, preparing, and sharing food and sustainably managing food waste and aims at building healthy and sustainable school food systems.
What is a Think&EatGreen School and how can we use Small Grants funding?
Think&EatGreen@School has set aside $20,000 of its research funding from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) for supporting small projects in Vancouver School Board schools in the 2013-2014 school year. Your school can participate by becoming a “Think&EatGreen School” and receive a grant of up to $2,000 to initiate, expand or improve school projects in the areas of food production, food preparation, food waste management, and related teaching and learning activities. This grant is available to new applicant schools and previous Think&EatGreen Schools.
Benefits of Participation
– Eligibility to receive up to $2000 for food system projects
– Participation in a community of learners with the objective of creating a healthy and sustainable food system within the Vancouver School Board
– Participation in professional development opportunities including the Think&EatGreen@School Summer Institute (https://thinkeatgreen.ca/resources/summer-institute/)
– Opportunities to host UBC students to contribute to healthy and sustainable food system learning in your school
Eligibility Criteria and Application
Full details of eligibility criteria, along with applications are available on the Think&EatGreen@School website: www.thinkeatgreen.ca
Application form can be downloaded here.
Email completed applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications must be received by Monday, October 21, 2013 at noon.
Schools will be notified about their application by November 1, 2013.
Further questions or inquiries can be directed to email@example.com