WHAT ARE PROPEL IMPACT GRANTS?

With support from Apple, the Propel Impact Grants will create educational experiences and work-study pathways that will align to HBCU courses, degrees, certificates, internships, and more with Propel's Innovation programming.

What are Propel Impact Grants?

What we fund?

Student career experiences
STUDENT CAREER EXPERIENCES
Aligned to real product development and research, with industry professionals, HBCU faculty fellows and non-profit partners.
Faculty and graduate student research
FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH
Research with an emphasis on curriculum development throughout the R&D process.
Development of new curricular resources
DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CURRICULAR RESOURCES
Resource aligned to industry’s most pressing business needs for talent.
Propels’ signature programs
PROPELS’ SIGNATURE PROGRAMS
Propel Now, Propel Talent, Propel Impact, Propel Startup, Propel Arts, Propel Agri-Tech, Propel Justice and Propel Health
What are the funding guidelines?

What are the funding guidelines?


  • Proposed projects must clearly demonstrate how institutions envision creating a more diverse pipeline of talent in arts and entertainment sector
  • Each project should ensure HBCU students have access to virtual and in-person learning experiences in film/television production, music marketing, and fashion design
  • All proposals must include a project-based learning experience for students
  • Participants will be provided with mentorship, capital, legal counsel, accounting and other project support

Key Round 1 Dates - Propel Impact Grants

Round 1 RFP Release Date
November 16, 2021
Proposals Due
December 7, 2021
Selection Process
December 10, 2021
Grantee Announcements
December 17, 2021

PROPEL IMPACT GRANTS

Propel Agri-Tech Grant

Propel Agri-Tech Grant

PURPOSE

To provide partners with funding to create real-world experiences to assist in the development of the next leaders of innovation in sustainable agriculture and technology within underserved communities through hands-on learning, community engagement and a strong commitment to entrepreneurship.

GUIDELINES

Proposed projects should include innovative programming to create technology in agriculture, horticulture, and aquaculture with the aim of improving yield, efficiency, and profitability while keeping students engaged in curricula focused on the development of agricultural technology products, services and applications to redefine and reposition America’s farming industry.

ELIGIBILITY
  • Propel HBCU Partners

Propel Arts & Entertainment Grants

PURPOSE

Propel and Propel Partners have banded together for the Propel Entertainment program. The effort is meant to diversity the entertainment industry by creating a pipeline for Black and other underrepresented students into its ranks.

GUIDELINES

Proposed projects, events and programs must clearly demonstrate how institutions envision creating a more diverse pipeline of talent in the arts and entertainment sector. Each project should ensure HBCU students have access to virtual and in-person learning experiences in film/television production, music marketing, and fashion design. All proposals must include a project-based learning experience for students. Participants will be provided with mentorship, capital, legal counsel, accounting and other project support.

ELIGIBILITY
  • Propel HBCU Partners
Propel Arts & Entertainment Grants