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PLEASE NOTE THE RECRUITMENT CYCLE FOR THE FALL/WINTER 2020/21 AGENTS OF CHANGE PROGRAM HAS CONCLUDED AS OF AUGUST 1ST, 2020. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THIS PAGE OR EMAIL ABDULK@YORKU.CA FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE NEXT RECRUITMENT DATE. 


TO SEE THE PREVIOUS APPLICATION PROCESS, SEE BELOW:

APPLICATION LINK: https://tinyurl.com/APPLYAgents20 

Click Here to Access Proposal Guide: Agents of Change Proposal Guide 2020-21 Final

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, July 26th, 2020 by 11:59 PM

If you have questions throughout the weekend, staff will be checking their emails Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday at noon. If you do email any staff members Sunday, after 12PM, they may be unavailable to answer any questions. 
Feel free to email: abdulk@yorku.ca

All decisions will be made available in August 2020.

We look forward to learning about your project!

For more information, contact Abdulkhader Mohammed, Student Success Programs Support Coordinator at abdulk@yorku.ca .Thank you for your interest in applying for the Agents of Change project funding.

Notes to keep in mind for the application:
  • For the application, please follow the proposal guide guidelines found on our website (direct link: https://tinyurl.com/AgentsProposal20)
  • While writing your proposal, ensure you pay special attention to these following points:
    • What are the main objectives of your project?
      • These objectives should seek to address community needs and align with the Docial Determinants of Health
      • You need to clearly outline your objectives in the proposal.
    • What is the specific need that you are trying to address?
      • Ensure you describe how your project (backed by scientific research) will address this need,
      • Ensure you have a specific target population within the community
        • If you are targeting a global population, you must have a very good reason to do so. In terms of feasibility, projects that have a specific target population are looked upon favourably for approval.
    • Is there something on campus that addresses the same issues, that you are trying to address?
      • Please explain why your project is different than whats available in the community and/or on campus.
        • What is unique/novel about your idea?
      • If there IS something that addresses the same issues, why are you doing it? Is there an added value? Please elaborate on this point in detail, as we do not want to repeat services that are already provided on campus by experts.
      • Your project should target needs that are NOT being addressed in the community.
    • Is your project feasible to complete with restrictions due to Covid-19? Is it feasible to complete within the next 8 months, taking into account your student responsibilities, workload, etc?
      • Please keep feasibility of project delivery in mind
      • Note: you may recruit project members after application approval.
    • Is there a risk to the community with your project? Keep safety and security in mind;
      •  i.e for touching upon therapy of any kind: do you have a certified personnel supervising?
      • i.e when handling food, are you taking into consideration, municipal guidelines?
  • For the community partners section of the proposal, it is NOT mandatary to have contacted the community partners PRIOR to application submission.
    • You can simply list the partners you plan on working with; their contact information, and how they will support your project.
    • You may contact the community partners after application approval.

IN ORDER TO APPLY YOU MUST BE:

  • A York undergraduate or graduate student in any year level
  • In good academic standing with York University
  • Must be available to attend 1- day training bootcamp (date TBD)
  • In groups of 1-5: The majority of students in the group must be from the Faculty of Health
    • Global Health
    • Health Policy & Management
    • Kinesiology & Health Science
    • Nursing
    • Psychology

Please check out our FAQ if you have questions about eligibility.

To apply, please upload your completed project proposal form in the online application*. Incomplete proposals and application forms will not be reviewed.  If you are applying as part of a group, you will only need to submit one application. Please assign a group member as a primary contact who is responsible for submitting the application on behalf of the group.

 

Information Sessions

To help students prepare their applications, we will be facilitating a series of information sessions.

By attending a session, students will:
- Be introduced to the application proposal and the process of submission
- Learn how to strengthen your project proposal
- Learn about the funding available for Agents of Change projects (up to $500 for each project)

Students will have an opportunity to ask questions they have regarding the application process and/or Agents of Change program in general.

Upcoming Sessions:

July 3rd, 2020 from 2:30-3:30 PM

July 7th, 2020 from 11 AM - 12 PM

July 10th, 2020 from 3-4 PM

July 14th, 2020 from 10:30-11:30 AM

July 16th, 2020 from 2:30-3:30 PM

July 20th, 2020 from 12-1 PM

July 24th, 2020 from 10-11 AM

RSVP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/AgentsINFO20

Join our Info Session: https://yorku.zoom.us/j/99309709502

(**)Attendance is not mandatory at the information session to apply.

Proposal Bootcamp

To help students prepare their applications, we will be facilitating a Proposal Bootcamp taking place on Monday, July 20th, 2020, from 2-7 PM.

By attending the Proposal Bootcamp, students will:
- be able to take their ideas and come up with an implementable action plan
- develop their project proposal
- have an opportunity to ask questions they have regarding the application process and/or Agents of Change program in general.

RSVP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/AgentsCAMP20