- The Student Project Grant Review Committee consists of three faculty members (selected from three Arts departments representing different Arts undergraduate programs) and three students (selected from different programs in the Faculty of Arts).
- The Chair of the Grant Review Committee, who is appointed by the Arts Associate Dean (Students & Undergraduate Studies), will facilitate the collection and adjudication of submissions and manage the communication to applicants on behalf of the committee. The Chair has a non-voting role on the Grant Review Committee.
- Applicants, or a representative for group projects, may be required to present their proposed project to the Grant Review Committee and should be prepared to clarify details of their application.
- The Committee will review all eligible submissions, and candidates will be informed of the funding decision by email, normally within a three-week period following the due date for proposals.
- The Committee reserves the right to not award any grants in a given cycle.
- The Committee's deliberations will remain confidential.
- The Committee will make its recommendations for project funding to the Faculty of Arts Associate Dean (Students & Undergraduate Studies), who will make the final decision as to whether a project is funded.
- Concerns about the Committee's recommendations may be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean (Students & Undergraduate Studies), Faculty of Arts.
Evaluation Criteria: The Committee will consider the following criteria in evaluating applications:
- overall quality of the project proposal
- benefits to the applicant(s), the Faculty of Arts, and/or the University
- extent to which the project engages others
- appropriateness of the budget
- evidence that the applicant has attempted to secure funding from other sources
The quality of the project proposal will be measured by whether, and to what degree, the proposal addresses all the required points outlined. All else being equal, projects that benefit more students will be given priority over projects that benefit fewer students. The appropriateness of the budget will be measured by whether the expense items listed are reasonable and supported by appropriate rationales and documentation. Applicants must demonstrate that they have attempted to secure funding from other sources (e.g. through other grants such as SIF, fundraising activities, departmental contributions, The Ryerson Arts Society, etc.). Normally, priority will be given to students who have not previously won an award.