Application call for Veolia Student Solidarity Award 2020
The winners of Veolia Foundation Student Solidarity Award receive the following benefits
- Financial support in the form of a grant depending on the requirements and specific features of each project, the jury shares a total grant of 10,000 euros between the three winners. The grant to the first prize winner may be smaller than the one to the second and/or the third.
- Technical support in the form of expertise, through the employee sponsorship program involving the employees of the Veolia group in France and internationally.
The Student Solidarity Award is generally aimed exclusively at associations (legal entities) formed by students currently pursuing their studies in schools and universities (Master’s level) in France and internationally. Eligible associations may have several years of existence, or maybe recently created, or even be applying for their first grant in the context of the Student Solidarity Award. Moreover, two or more associations can join together to submit an application for a joint project in connection with the Student Solidarity Award. In this case, a single association of the group will be to be the project leader and will be the sole interlocutor.
- Quality of the application: Clarity of exposition, the ranking of ideas, the relevance of the methodology proposed overall legibility.
- Professionalism of the proposed approach: Knowledge and understanding of the local context (limitations, specific needs, etc.), an adequate balance between the needs identified and the solutions brought by the project, involvement of the public authorities concerned.
- Feasibility: Clarity of objectives, technical and financial feasibility, the realism of the schedule, experience of the project leader(s), quality of the partners and relevance of the institutional setup (capacity of the participants to achieve the targets set).
- Impact: Relevance of the indicators proposed to evaluate the economic, social and/or environmental impacts of the project in concrete terms, against the initial targets.
- Synergies: According to the resources required (technical, financial, human), capacity of the project leader(s) to mobilize cofunding and other outside support.
- Type of aid sought: The Student Solidarity Awards primarily finance investment and training expenditures, but may if necessary contribute to covering the most strategic operating expenses for the effective implementation of the project (expenses, transportation costs, etc.).
Permanence: Consideration of the challenges of human training and development, involvement of local resources, etc.