Common Good Grant

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As part of JICUF’s commitment to cultivating a community of global citizens, we are pleased to introduce the Common Good Grant (CGG) student project. Starting in April 2022, 8 ICU undergraduate students will be selected to form a committee and allocate ¥1,000,000 in funding to local non-profit organizations. Students will gain first-hand experience providing funding to organizations while strengthening the bonds between ICU and the local community. CGG is managed in collaboration with the Service-Learning Center at ICU.

We look forward to receiving your applications! Feel free to reach out to if you have any questions.

Apply to join the 2022 Common Good Grant Student Committee

Information session recording

Below is a link to the information session that was hosted by the Service-Learning Center at ICU and JICUF on February 3rd, 2022.


Process & Timeline

Starting in 2022, 8 undergraduate students will be selected to form the CGG student committee. The Committee will be tasked with allocating ¥1,000,000 in funding provided by JICUF to non-profit organizations operating near the ICU campus. The students will work to research local non-profit organizations and solicit grant applications from them. The student committee will review the applications and make a final decision on how to distribute the ¥1,000,000.

Below is a breakdown of the timeline. More information will be uploaded on this page as the project develops.

  1. Selection of student committee (March 2022)
    Applications to the student committee will be reviewed by JICUF and SLC. The 8 committee members will be announced in March 2022. The student committee is a one-year commitment from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. The program is only open to degree-seeking ICU undergraduate students. Fourth-year September students graduating in June 2022 are ineligible to participate.

  2. Orientation and Training
    During the Spring Term, students who join the committee will receive an orientation and training from SLC and JICUF.

  3. Outreach to Community Organizations
    Starting in the Spring Term and extending into the Fall Term, the student committee will research, connect and solicit applications for funding from local non-profit organizations.

  4. Review of Funding Applications
    During the Fall and Winter Terms, the student committee will review applications and make funding decisions.

  5. Project Completion and Mentorship
    After awarding the grant funding, the student committee will reflect upon their work and will help to improve the Common Good Grant project for the following student committee. The students will also serve as mentors for the incoming committee members.

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