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Grant Opportunities

  1. Leadership Grant FAQs
  2. SOUL

The Institute provides resources to our BLI members through grant possibilities that reinforce our beliefs in student initiative, the importance of learning from real-world experience, and the integral roles of reflection, collaboration, and active engagement with communities.

Leadership Grants: 

Leadership grants allow BLI members to receive up to $4,000 to support short-term projects, events, or leadership development opportunities. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Amount: up to $500 for members
  • Amount: up to $4,000 for members who complete any BLI LEARN experience
  • Application: Closed for winter 2023

Past examples of initiatives supported by the BLI Grants:

  • UMSO Invitational Competition: High school Science Olympiad competition at UM
  • Building a Movement: Climate Action on Campus, a climate change panel
  • Dinners in the Dark: dinners where participants are blindfolded to avoid biases during the dialogue
  • The Ezili Project: Provide beauty products to women and non-binary individuals in local homeless shelters
  • Search Inside Yourself: Program fee to support student leadership professional development 
  • [Insert your event, project, or opportunity here!]

Social Transformation Fellowship Grants:

Members who complete the Social Transformation Workshop Series are eligible to receive up to $15,000 in project funding and receive ongoing coaching & mentorship during the Winter 2023 semester. 

  • Amount: up to $15,000 for members
  • Application: Closed for winter 2023
  • Questions:

Other Funding Opportunities:

If none of these apply to you, the University of Michigan provides other grants and funding opportunities. For more information, check out this link!