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Current Tufts students, faculty and staff are eligible to apply!

In addition to our own programs and events, TIE co-sponsors a variety of interdisciplinary events and initiatives led by our collaborators and partners throughout the academic year. To learn more about how your next event can earn TIE funding, please see the application guidelines and funding requirements below!

About TIE Sponsorship

The goal of this opportunity is to foster, support, and promote educational environmental events and initiative across the greater Tufts community in accordance with TIE's mission of interdisciplinary collaboration on environmental topics and research. Examples of events and programs that could receive TIE funding include: 

  • Speaker presentations
  • Workshops or seminars
  • Conferences or symposia
  • Film showings
  • Art exhibitions
  • Interactive demonstrations or displays
  • Community outreach activities

Those interested in earning funding and sponsorship should consult the guidelines and requirements to familiarize themselves with the application procedure and funding process. 

Eligibility

  • TIE sponsorship is only offered for events organized by current, active Tufts students, faculty and staff.
  • Funds are available to support events and programs promoting education or learning opportunities involving interdisciplinary, environmental topics.
  • Events must focus on the enrichment of the wider Tufts community, and attendance must be open to the public or made available to a wide cross-section of the Tufts community. Proposals for exclusive, private events will not be considered.
  • Funds may only be used to support direct costs and will be distributed in accordance with actual expenditures. 

Required Application Materials

All applicants are required to submit a sponsorship proposal via a Qualitrics survey (link provided below). Included in the survey will be requests for information related to the logistics of the event, how it corresponds with TIE's mission of fostering interdisciplinary, environmental education, a communications plan for the event, and an itemized budget, among other fields related to the relevance and purpose of the event. 

Additional Requirements

Acknowledgements and Branding: To promote TIE visibility and ensure consistency with branding, TIE staff will work with all awardees to ensure that TIE sponsorship is appropriately acknowledged in the products/output of their initiatives. 

Final Report: To document the initiative, TIE requires a brief final report (not longer than 1-2 single-spaced pages). This should be accompanied by other relevant products or evidence of the completion of the funded activity, and should describe:

  1. Description of the event; significant moments or highlights 
  2. The work accomplished: how you achieved your planned goals; any facts, figures, or anecdotes about the goals achieved
  3. Outcomes/ Impacts of the project
  4. Pictures from the event

Please note: These materials should be reproducible (i.e. any necessary authorship credit should be provided with the materials) as they would be for TIE's review and for TIE to include in any communications about our sponsorship of the event. 

Evaluation

Proposals are evaluated based on the following selection criteria:

  1. Resonance with TIE mission
  2. Impact on interdisciplinary environmental research/education at Tufts
  3. Consistency of budget with goals

All proposals will be reviewed and vetted by TIE Leadership for consistency with TIE's goals. 

Questions?

Please contact Jill Parlee, Assistant Director for Programs, by email or at 617-627-3645.