Funding & Resources

Social Venture Institute / Hudson Valley

a weekend retreat for world-changing social entrepreneurs May 13-15, 2016 Omega Institute | Rhinebeck, NY   SVI Hudson Valley is no ordinary experience: a weekend of profound problem solving, visioning and connecting, all in the inspired setting of one of the world’s premier educational retreat centers. SVI has offered a 20% discount the Wesleyan community of…

Ecofeminist Summer Internship Experience Grant

FGSS and Wesleyan Animal Studies (WAS) call for applications for the Ecofeminist Summer Internship Experience Grant. The Grant provides up to $3,000 for students working on intersectional issues addressing gender, sexuality, race, class, and species.  Students must have a faculty sponsor and ideally, the Grant will support an experience (travel for research, an internship, or other…

Global Health and Innovation Conference Registration and Pitch Competition

Register for the Global Health & Innovation Conference by February 10 for a reduced registration rate. The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 16-17, 2016, is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries.…

Fellowship Opportunity: Breaking the “Green Ceiling”

Top U.S. environmental organizations nurture diversity and leadership, offering new fellowships for recent graduates aimed at fostering conservation leaders Greenbelt, MD—Beginning on February 1, 2016, the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship Program, named in honor of a pioneering African-American female marine biologist, will accept applications from recent college graduates. The goal is to…

The Disconnect between Innovation and International Aid

Mark Mullen and Hannah Doress ’88 attended SOCAP ’15 Social Entrepreneurship Conference with free tickets from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship thanks to the generosity of Tim Freundlich. Originally from Texas, Mark graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in Intellectual History. After working in drought relief in East Africa, he joined the National Democratic Institute in…

$10k Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs

The annual Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is hosted and organized by the Center for Women and Financial Independence, Smith College’s initiative devoted to the support of innovation and entrepreneurship. Last year, three Wesleyan students made it to the trade show round!  The competition is designed to give undergraduate entrepreneurs an experience that will…

Enrichment Grant Report: Derrick Holman ’16

Derrick Holman ’16 was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, he attended the Landmark Forum, a personal reflection and development training, over winter break. You can read Derrick’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs. I was…

Get Funded! Apply for Summer Grants

There are three upcoming info sessions about opportunities for summer funding! Stop by for information about the Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant, Named Grants, and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Internship Grant.  The information sessions will take place:  1/26, 12pm, Usdan 110  1/27, 12pm, Usdan 108  2/2, 12pm, Usdan 110 2/4, 12pm, Usdan 110    Wesleyan…

Free Tickets Available for Conference on “doing well by doing good” (5/31-6/2, Chicago)

Gain insight into doing well by doing good — become a staff volunteer at the Cause Marketing Forum conference on June 1-2 in Chicago! Wesleyan alumnus David Hessekiel ’82 is Founder and President of Cause Marketing Forum and co-author of Good Works! Marketing and Corporate Initiatives that Build a Better World … and the Bottom Line. Cause Marketing Forum is…

$10k Davis Projects for Peace and $5k PCSE Seed Grant (info sessions 12/15-12/17, applications due 1/24)

Are you a Wesleyan student? Do you care about social justice, human rights, environmental sustainability, education, healthcare, international development, poverty alleviation, or another local or global problem? If so, you should consider applying for a Davis Projects for Peace grant or a Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Seed Grant. What kinds of projects are eligible? The Davis grant…