We value access and inclusion in these important projects, and applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they have considered universal design and sustainability in their planning.
Wildcat Journey: SFI Grants aligned with this objective will create opportunities to support students holistically toward a more successful UA experience. SFI funded projects under this outcome will:
- Fosters health and wellness (financial, social, emotional, academic, etc.)
- Provides direct exposure to research and/or experiential learning
- Connect students to diverse campus resources and academic units
- Supports career readiness and life post-graduation
Examples of past SFI funded projects: UCSB Undergraduate Research Poster Session, Career Readiness Panel with the School of Accountancy, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, Art Exhibits in local community venues, etc.
Grand Challenges: In support of UA’s Research-I designation, SFI grant applicants are encouraged to plan events for students to cultivate problem solving skills and critical thinking to find innovative solutions to the grand challenges we face as we enter the 4th Industrial Revolution.
- Partnering with the local and global community to explore upcoming challenges and opportunities in the future.
- Increased access to technological advancements and the application of digital literacy
Examples of past SFI Grants: El Rio Health Fair, EEG purchases for research at UA South, Primate Facilities Visit for ASCB students, etc.
Arizona Advantage: In support of UA’s land-grant mission with specific goals to promote social, cultural, and economic wellbeing of students, UA, and the local community, grant applications should include at a minimum one of the following:
- Fulfills the University’s designation as a land-grant institution
- Contributes to the designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution
- Urges Civic Engagement and Community Involvement
- Facilitates inclusive experiences/cultural understanding
- Engages fine arts
Examples of past SFI Grants: Attending a Borderlands Theater production to see representation on stage, Social Justice Symposium, Wildcat Writers, Trip to Carnegie Hall
Arizona Global: As UA becomes increasingly global in our footprint, we encourage grants that promote global citizenship and UA’s commitment to international education and exchange.
- Promotes the University’s commitment to global outreach and appreciation
- Funds activities that celebrates and appreciates diverse cultures
- Prepares UA students to become global citizens both during and after their time at the UA
Examples of past SFI Grants: MENAS cultural activities, Paris Trip (aka Harlem Renaissance), Google virtual reality, cultural cooking demonstrations