This autumn, ISYY is giving out grants for student associations, campus organisations and clubs for international activities! The grant is for the promotion of events and projects that further internationalisation. Examples of such projects can be new means that include international students in student associations, language exchange or how to get international and Finnish students to interact more. Be creative! We prefer to give the grant to projects that focus on long-term goals and promotion of internationalisation among the student body.
We are looking for activities that: promote internationalisation and international affairs, are repeatable and reproducible by other associations and clubs, are sustainable long-term, are environmentally friendly, innovative and creative, and take both Master’s Degree students and exchange students in account. Interdisciplinary and cooperative activities between different associations and clubs is also considered an advantage.
Two best applications will receive a grant of 500€ and three more a grant of 250€ each. The grants are paid in October 2021. In the case of not receiving enough acceptable applications, ISYY reserves the right to not grant all or any of the applications.
The grants shall be given out during October 2021 directly to the associations and clubs, who can use the grant as they best deem fit for arranging their activity. If the whole grant is not used during the year, the rest of the money has to be returned to ISYY.
Associations or clubs that have received the development project for international activity grant are required to file a report to ISYY evaluating the activity’s success. Activity plans and reports will be published on ISYY’s web page, where they are available as models and framework for other associations or clubs to use.
Applications are open from August 24th to September 21st. Applications must be left online via the application form (link below). The application form closes on 21.9. at 23:59. Applications are reviewed from September 21st onwards and the grants are given out during October 2021.
A project plan with the estimate of expenses must be attached to your application. All the attachments must be sent by email according to campus to kv.kuopio[at]isyy.fi (KUOPIO) OR kv.joensuu[at]isyy.fi (JOENSUU). Title your email as follows: ‘Autumn 2021 activity grant attachments *student association name/club name*’. The attachments should be named as follows: ‘Activitygrant_attachment_NameoftheOrganization’. The attachments have to be sent during the application period and late applications will not be processed.
NB! This is a separate grant from ISYY’s general and activity grants, which shall be granted separately.
Application form: Docs.google.com, opens in a new tab: Application form for the development project for international activity
Elina Pitkänen, Coordinator of International Affairs and Administration, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, kv.kuopio(at)isyy.fi, tel. 044 576 8413