Grants offered by the Patricelli Center

  • Entrepreneurship Microgrants

    $200 for makers, artists, or freelancers to create, test, and commercialize. These grants are intended to incentivize learning and may be used for prototyping, customer discovery, purchasing supplies, paying staff, e-commerce platform fees, and more. Note: Applicants must be affiliated with one or more of the Patricelli Center's on-campus partners.  

    Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis until the fund is depleted each academic year. Students are encouraged to meet with a PCSE advisor before submitting an application.

    Grantees will be required to submit a public report reflecting on how they used the grant and offering advice for other student entrepreneurs.

    Apply here

  • Social Impact and Entrepreneurship Conference Fund

    Up to $500 to attend social impact or entrepreneurship conferences such as these. PCSE conference grants are intended to support students who seek to build their skills and networks by attending off-campus events.

    Applications will be reviewed within 10 business days and may receive partial funding. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis until the fund is depleted each academic year. Applicants are encouraged to read our primer and meet with a PCSE advisor to talk about ways to get the most out of attending a conference. Grantees must submit a public report reflecting on the conference experience and offering advice for students who may want to attend in the future.

    Apply here

  • Map The System

    Map the System challenges students to think differently about social and environmental change -- starting with understanding a problem and its wider context, rather than jumping straight into a business plan or an idea for a quick fix. One finalist/team from Wesleyan will receive funding to attend the Global Finals at the University of Oxford and compete for cash prizes to continue their work.

    For application information, contact mjkingsley@wesleyan.edu

Other Social Impact and Entrepreneurship Grants for Wesleyan Students

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