Feminism in Action Contest: Application Requirements

  1. Executive Summary (1/2 page max):
  1. Statement of Need (1/2 page max):
  2. Project Description (1 page max):
  3. Budget and Calendar (2 pages max):
  4. Mentorship (1 paragraph max):
  5. Completed registration form (available by request).
    • What issues does this project intend to address?
    • Why is this project necessary on a community-wide basis?
    • Why is this issue particularly important to you?
    • Describe the nuts and bolts of how the project will be implemented and evaluated.
      • Provide an implementation plan, including a description of the types of materials and/or labor that will be needed to execute the project.
      • How should the success of the project be evaluated?  (i.e. number of events, number of participants, etc.)
    • What is the projected timeline?
    • Who is the intended audience?
    • Provide a financial description of the project, with explanatory notes as necessary.
    • How will the contest proceeds be used to implement the project? (Proposed budget must not exceed $3,000.)
    • Provide a month-by-month breakdown of the implementation of your project for 2014.
    • Sample budgets and calendars are provided at the end of this packet.
    • Mass. NOW has connections with feminists in nearly every profession imaginable.  Tell us what kind of mentor support would be most helpful for you (lawyer, professor, policy expert, accountant, etc.).
  1. Deadline:
    • The final deadline to apply is August 31, 2013. Undergraduate students will have an extended deadline to submit their applications; check the Mass. NOW website for more information.
    • Any applications submitted by July 14, 2013, will be considered an “early applicant,” and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  The judging panel may contact early applicants to discuss any questions, suggestions, or concerns in order to improve early applicants’ chances of winning.

Feminism in Action Contest: Judging Criteria

Feminism in Action Contest: How to Apply

Send applications via email to feminisminaction@massnow.org no later than August 31, 2014, with “FEMINISM IN ACTION APPLICATION” in the subject.