Team Total 2018 grant recipients announced
From Algeria to Qatar, via Cameroon, Jamaica, France and Nigeria - 18 teams from around the world have been selected to share in €80,000 in funding via Team Total 2018! This annual grant program funds students to bring their extra-curricular and humanitarian projects to life, and makes it possible for student associations and student chapters to broaden their knowledge with funding for field trips or to attend international conferences.
This year, Team Total grants were awarded for field trips to Brazil, Albania, Iceland and Morocco, a project to bring biogas reactors to rural Nigerian communities to help them produce sustainable energy, another to bring clean water to remote Indian villages and even a trip to the famous Henley Royal Regatta rowing race for a team of French students - see full list.
For the 2018 edition, there were more female participants than ever before, with 78% more women participating. In total, 188 teams, representing 38 countries and 47 nationalities submitted proposals for funding. The Team Total jury evaluated all proposals, and said that the range of projects was ambitious and inspiring!
Celebrating the news of their successful application for funding for a field trip to Rio de Janeiro, students from the Norwegian university of Science and Technology said that, “The process of applying for a Team Total Grant was very fun and challenging as we are 44 students who need to cooperate. Luckily, we work very well together and I am very pleased with the resulting application! We are now one step closer to realizing our student trip!”
Throughout February, people from around the world can have their own say on which projects deserve extra recognition. The Audience Appreciation Prize is received through an open public vote by the favorite project in each of the four Team Total categories (Push Your Limits, Innovate, Make it Better and Discover), and the winners will be announced on 5 March.