Introduction

We think University EA Groups are incredibly valuable. However, we know starting one can feel like a difficult task. The University Group Accelerator Program (UGAP) is a remote program run by the Centre for Effective Altruism to help make starting new EA university groups easy and accessible. To accommodate the growing interest in the program, we will have a virtual two-week starter program that will be open to a larger group of schools than UGAP itself. The starter program will provide resources for groups and help us identify who we think would gain the most value out of UGAP.

<aside> ☀️ Applications for fall 2022 have closed, but you can be notified about the next round via this form.

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<aside> 📖 We are also looking for additional experienced organizers to serve as mentors. You can find out more about and express interest in becoming a UGAP mentor here.

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UGAP provides guidance and resources for running a new university group, including:

For all groups invited to the starter program:

<aside> 💡 A sample game plan for your first semester

This game plan focuses on organizing your own introductory seminar program

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<aside> ✏️ Trainings and tools for organizers and facilitators

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<aside> 📖 A guide of helpful resources

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<aside> 💰 Funding for group expenses

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For groups then admitted to UGAP :

<aside> 🙂 Regular meetings with an experienced mentor

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<aside> 💰 Stipends for the main organizers

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<aside> 🌴 [Tentatively] A retreat after completing your first semester

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<aside> ☀️ Potential Internship Opportunity

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Target Audience