Apply now for the Husky Seed Fund (deadline April 3, 2017)

Pair your ideas with funds to shape the Husky Experience!

The Husky Seed Fund by students for students, is accepting proposals for innovative projects that will enhance the student experience for all. Your idea could become reality with a seed funding award of up to $5000, with average awards in the $1,000 to $3,000 range. Projects will be awarded seed funding this academic year and must be completed by May 15, 2018. Now is your chance to develop leadership and team building while creating something truly unique for your fellow Huskies!

Winning projects will be: Inclusive, Impactful and Inventive.  What change would YOU like to see at the UW?  What could YOU do with some seed funding to make it happen?  See application for more details.

Who, How & When – Application details

  •  Dream up your project and submit an initial application by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2017.
  • All UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students at the Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses are eligible to apply.
  • Projects can be submitted by individuals or teams based on the project scope.
  • The Husky Seed Fund is in its second year and was developed by the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council (HESAC), a group sponsored by the UW Provost’s Office. HESAC will select semi-finalists and awardees.
  • Projects will be awarded seed funding this academic year and must be completed by May 15, 2018.
  • Semi-finalists will be contacted on Thursday, April 13, 2017 and invited to submit additional information and interview with HESAC members in consideration of an award.
  • Note: This is not a scholarship.  Funding goes to bringing your project idea to life.

Apply here

Deadline: 5pm, Monday, April 3, 2017

Questions? Contact HESAC members at

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Info Session: March 7th, 2017 Gerberding 142 @ 4:30 pm

[UW]: Apply to join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Help advance the Husky Seed Fund, an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and practical to the UW. Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at UW.

What types of student-led efforts would improve the overall Husky Experience? What would inspire students to create such a project and apply for funding? You be the judge!

The Provost’s Office will provide the funding, basic structure and guidance for HESAC members to lead and advance the Husky Seed Fund. In work groups, members will: gain program management, leadership, and financial management skills; help fellow Huskies by shaping how dollars impact their ideas; and receive coaching from Provost’s Office staff on how to include this experience on a resume, talk about it in person and apply lessons learned and skills gained going forward.

Apply here:

Deadline: 5:00 p.m., October 10, 2016

Councilmember Duties

This year the HESAC will be doing two things; selecting new projects and overseeing the two projects selected last year – The Vulnerability Collective and The Undergraduate Research Journal. Members will participate in both of these areas.

To help you gauge the time commitment to HESAC, here is a schedule of activities:

  • Meetings during academic year
  • Bi-weekly whole group meetings – Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm
    • Autumn Quarter
      • October 25, November 8 & 22, December 6
    • Winter Quarter
      • January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21, March 7
    • Spring Quarter
      • March 28, April 11 & 25, May 9 & 23
    • As needed – small group meetings between bi-weekly meetings
      • To be arranged by small group members

We are not able to flex meeting times, so please double-check your schedule to ensure you can attend at these times if you are selected. If so, please place holds for these meetings on your calendar now.

Student Advisory Councilmember Terms of Service:

  • Councilmembers will serve 1-year terms, with a possible 1-year reappointment.
  • Council members will review and award seed funding to peers. They will not be eligible to apply for seed funding in the year in which they serve.

Questions? Contact Katy DeRosier at