Inviting Applications to Support
New Pilot President’s Initiatives in 2022–2023
Deadline: October 11, 2022
President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., and the Hostos Advisory Corps invite members of the Hostos college community to submit proposals for funding to support up to two new initiatives that will advance the work of the Ms. MacKenzie Scott’s Gift: President’s Initiatives. 

Proposals are invited from the Hostos college community for innovative projects that can be implemented over the course of three to four months or the academic year. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to apply. Student applicants will need to apply with a full-time staff/faculty member as a mentor. Applications from cross-disciplinary departments/programs are encouraged.
One to two new initiatives will be selected for the 2022-23 academic year. Funding will be available for short-term or long-term projects. 
(1) Short-term project (3 to 4 months) with budget requesting up to $10,000.
(2) Long-term project (academic year) with budget requesting up to $20,000.
Proposed projects should be aligned to the college’s six-fold mission pillars and can address any of the following areas: 
·    support enrollment, retention, and graduation;
·    increase academic success through intentionality in advisement;
·    increase and support transfer opportunities to undergraduate/graduate education;
·    promote student health and wellness including efforts to address food insecurity;
·    provide students with opportunities for service learning and civic engagement;
·    support the needs of undocumented/immigrant students;
·    engage alumni as mentors and/or other student support roles; 
·    increase student exposure and engagement in cultural learning experiences;
·    connect students to career development opportunities in the creative arts, digital/multimedia design, and technology industries;
·    activities designed to contribute to a more inclusive and equitable college climate for students, staff, and faculty;
·    new creative ways designed to improve the learning experience for Hostos students and promote greater access to educational, social-emotional, career development and other community resources. This can include re-envisioning and/or restructuring any of the current pilot initiatives.
For complete guidelines and application click here
An RFP Information Session is scheduled for Thursday, Sept 22, 4 – 5 p.m.
Click here to register.
Application Deadline is Tuesday, October 11, 2022