Bright Future FAQs

Q. Who is eligible for the Unilever Bright Future Project Accelerator grant?
A. Enrolled Enactus United States teams with projects meeting the program goals, criteria and reporting requirements are eligible to apply for the Unilever Bright Future Project Accelerator.

Q. My school is not on the list of universities. Why?
A. Only universities with an enrolled Enactus United States team are listed. If you meet the enrolled team criteria but are not on the list of universities, contact your Enactus Regional Program Manager to ask her/him to authorize your team.

Q. How do I submit my Application?
A. The Application submission link may be found at the Apply page. Enactus US students must be enrolled with a username and password and have permissions assigned by their Advisor to submit an Application. Visit Enactus United States for advisor instructions to assign permissions. In the Application, you will need to complete all required areas marked with an asterisk (*). Upon completion, please select “submit” at the end of the Application.

Q. Are international projects eligible?
A. No. Participating Enactus teams must empower food insecure communities in the United States.

Q. Can current a current or on-going project be used for the Application?
A. Yes. Projects may be new or existing but must meet the grant criteria. The project submitted must have outcomes completed during the program timeline: May 23, 2017 and April 23, 2018. See the US Program Overview page for more information.

Q. What are my obligations if a grant is awarded?
A. Ultimately, to accept the grant you will:

  • Agree to adhere to the proposal and budget outlined in your grant Application (any changes must be approved by Project Acclerator staff)
  • Maintain regular communication with designated Enactus staff and a Unilever mentor
  • Track and report outputs and outcomes included in the Final Impact Report
  • Prepare and submit a complete Final Impact Report online
  • Agree to the General Terms and Conditions found on the sample Application

Q. What if the project changes or the team is unable to proceed as proposed?
A. Contact Enactus staff if you wish to change any project goals and objectives.

Q. How do I submit my Final Impact Report?
A. The online submission link is located on the Final Impact Report page. Each page will save as you progress to the next. Once you select “Submit,” you may log back in and make changes as needed. The last report submitted within the deadline will be used for judging purposes.

You may prepare your report in advance using the sample Final Impact Report. All questions marked with an asterisk (*) will require a response in the online report.

Q. How are the Final Impact Reports evaluated?
A. The top Final Impact Reports will be judged by Unilever Executives and/or representatives. All Final Impact Reports will be evaluated using the criteria outlined on the Final Impact Report page. National Grand Prizes will be awarded at the 2017 Enactus United States National Exposition.