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Call for Proposals for 2013-2014 Academic Year!

The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education would like to invite you to participate in its 2013-2014 Student Associates for a Greener Environment (SAGE) Mini-grant program. We will be collecting proposals for review up to the deadline of 5:00 PM on Friday, September 27, 2013.
 
Please find details about SAGE and the proposal application below.
 
Please do not overlook this amazing opportunity for funding and to contribute towards and more sustainable and peaceful future for FGCU and the greater community.We look forward to hearing from you and reviewing your applications.

All are invited to attend our First Informational Meeting on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM in AB7 116.We will briefly revisit last year’s projects and welcome new and interested students/faculty. It is a great opportunity if you are struggling to conceptualize a project idea or are in need of a mentor/mentee.

How to Get Involved with SAGE!

If you know of a faculty member that you would like to work alongside on a project, you can establish a SAGE relationship with them and designate them as your mentor for the extent of your work. There are tons of benefits involved in getting on board with the SAGE program!

SAGE provides students the opportunity to sucessfully realize a goal, project, or vision, in connection with the principles outlined in the Earth Charter, by providing the support, sponsorship, and mentorship necessary to do so.

Proposal Form

SAGE Proposal and Contract

*Please type, print, and sign the above document and submit it at Whitaker Hall room 213 

Important Dates

Fist Informational Meeting (1:00 PM in AB7 116)..……………………………………Friday, September 20, 2013

Deadline for Proposals………………………………………………………………… Friday, September 27, 2013 

First SAGE Member Meeting……………………………………………………………Friday, October 11, 2013

Mid-Point SAGE Member Meeting…………………………………………………….   TBA (early January)

Deadline for all Reimbursements………………………………………………………  Friday, April 4, 2014

Final SAGE Member Meeting…………………………………………………………… Friday, April 11, 2014

Deadline for Final Report……………………………………………………………….. Friday, April 25, 2014


MISSION STATEMENT

"The goals of Student Associates for a Greener Environment (SAGE) is to be a student branch of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education. Students who become a member will be nurtured in their leadership capacity and develop their identities as environmentally conscious individuals. Students who become associates are expected to make a serious commitment to SAGE, the mission of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, and to environmental and sustainability education at FGCU. SAGE members will work within the Center's traditions of collaboration, civil dialogue and intellectual integrity.


SAGE Quick Facts

• This is an opportunity to work on a project with an Earth Charter purpose.
• Projects are designed to be a possible mentor/mentee partnership between a professor and student.
• Students can be a member of SAGE and start their own project or help guide other members with their projects.
• Contracts are created between mentors and mentees in order to establish roles in the partnership and goals for the project.
• The project could be scholarly work, environmental research, raising awareness on an important issue, or a student's own idea.
• Periodic mandatory meetings will be held for SAGE members.
• The project offers valuable time with mentors, networking on campus and in the community, and a resume builder.


For additional information please contact Andrew Stansell at 239-590-7025 or at ahstanse@eagle.fgcu.edu