Conference Grants

  • PCSE Conference Fund

    The Patricelli Center awards small grants (up to $500) for students 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. All grantees will be expected to submit a public report for the ENGAGE blog reflecting on the conference experience and offering advice for students who may want to attend in the future.

    Apply here We are sorry, but the PCSE Conference Fund is closed for 2020/2021 due to covid travel restrictions. If you are seeking funding for an online conference or other virtual enrichment experience, contact to inquire about other options. 

Social Impact and Entrepreneurship Grants

  • 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 Final at the University of Oxford and compete for cash prizes to continue their work.

    Details, eligibility, and application Map the System will be offered as a student forum (class) and virtual glocal conference in Spring 2021. For more information, contact

  • PCSE Summer Experience/Internship Grant

    ~$4,000 grants for rising juniors and seniors receiving need-based financial aid who plan to do social impact or entrepreneurship work during summer break.

    2021 details and application will be posted by January 

Other Social Impact and Entrepreneurship Grants for Wesleyan Students

Read blog posts by past PCSE grantees