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 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 next semester are open!

There will be two rounds of UGAP this semester.

<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