Grants and Funding

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Sponsorship Fund

The PCSE aims to cultivate an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and impact across the University. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners who share this goal are invited to apply for small co-sponsorship grants from the Center. These grants of $50-300 are designed to subsidize workshops, conferences, subscriptions, and other initiatives that benefit undergraduates and contribute to the entrepreneurship ecosystem at Wesleyan. Read more and apply here [link will be available by October 1, 2016].

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Seed Grant

$5,000 grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. 

2016 details, eligibility, and application (2017 details will be available by November 1, 2016)

Past winners 2013 2014 2015 2016

Davis Projects for Peace

$10,000 grants for grassroots summer projects anywhere in the world which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.  We encourage applicants to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers, which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace. 

2016 Davis Projects for Peace website with FAQ's and application form (2017 details will be available by November 1, 2016)

Past winners 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Internship Grant 

$4,000 grants for Wesleyan sophomores and juniors currently receiving need-based financial aid who plan to do socially innovative or socially responsible work during summer break.

2016 application (2017 details will be available by November 1, 2016)

Other Social Impact and Entrepreneurship Grants for Wesleyan Students

There are a number of grants and awards offered by other offices at Wesleyan for students pursuing ventures, internships, and projects related to social justice, activism, sustainability, education, health, international development, and other fields of impact. Those include the EQV Internship Fund, Hartford Steam Boiler Internship, Surdna Foundation Internship Program, Thomas M. Arndt Internship Program, and Kevin Sanborn ’87 Internship (all described here), The Ganbarg Internship ProgramThe Okrent Memorial Grant for Social Justice, Miller Family Foundation Prize, and Christopher Brodigan Award

Read blog posts by past PCSE grant winners...

Visit the "Get Funded" section of the PCSE Resource Center for links to external grants and other funding sources...