Flier that reads "Now Open! Student Funding for Climate Engagement." More details on this funding opportunity can be found at go / capfunding

The Climate Action Program is excited to announce the launch of its student funding application! go/capfunding/


Want to bring an activist to campus to teach a workshop? Or travel to New York for a climate march? Or attend a scholarly conference connected to climate action and research?

This fund supports Middlebury College students acting on climate change across backgrounds, disciplines, and career paths. Students are encouraged to apply for funding on a rolling basis to cover costs up to $1000 for travel related expenses to events, materials and supplies, speaker events, and more! Climate change impacts everything, so we encourage applicants to think creatively and collaboratively when planning and submitting requests. 

Questions? Reach out to Minna (mbbrown@middlebury.edu) or Andrés (aoyaga@middlebury.edu). 

Important details to know

  • This application is open only to students at Middlebury. 
  • Each grant will not exceed $1,000 (please reach out directly if you have needs over this amount). 
  • Applications must be submitted with at least three weeks notice, though you will receive follow up within one week of your submission (note that applications received over the summer will be reviewed once the fall semester begins). 
  • This is a rolling application process that can be submitted at any point during the academic year.
  • If you have questions filling out your application or you only are able to fill out a partial application, please reach out. 
  • We encourage applications from all students who are interested - regardless of major, class year, etc.!
  • While individuals are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to efforts that will have wider impact - either through the number of students participating, or the ways in which this work will be shared with the Middlebury community.

Funding Process / Timeline

  1. Applicant or group applies for funding three weeks before the funding is needed. 
  2. Meet with Minna and Andrés (zoom or in-person!) before funds are allocated to discuss the project, answer and ask questions. We will also discuss how to share out the impacts of this funding. 
  3. Document the experience/project/conference/etc. with photos, videos, or other modes that show how the funding was used. 
  4. Submit a short reflection or other deliverable upon completion, which we will post to Instagram and the CAP website!