Team Total Grants 2016 – 2017 Frequently Asked Questions


Application Form

Technical issues

Evaluation and Criteria and Selection Process



Who can apply for a Team Total grant?
Any student over the age of majority in their country, who is enrolled in a higher education institution at the date of the competition opening (5 September 2016). He/she must form a team and be part of a student organisation to be eligible.

Do all team members need to be enrolled at a higher education institution in order to apply?
Yes, all team members must be enrolled at a higher education institution in order to apply for a Team Total Grant.

How many Team Total grant applications can I submit?
You can submit one per grant category (a maximum of 4 in total). Please apply only for the categories that are most relevant to your project.

Do I need a team in order to apply for a Team Total grant?
Yes, otherwise you cannot submit your project. Please note that the Team Leader will have to upload a zip file with copies of the students ID of his/her team members when registering the project.

What’s the maximum number of students per team?
There is no limit for number of members in a team. A team must be a minimum of 2 members.

Can I be a member of more than one team?
No, you cannot be a member of more than one team. Therefore, you cannot submit more than one application per category.


Application Form

How do I register for a Team Total grant?
If you are the Team Leader, go to, complete the application form and click submit. Remember that you cannot recall or edit your application after submitting.

Who can complete the Team Total grant application form?
Only the Team Leader can create an account, and will then list the other members. The other members of the team should NOT create an account.

What information is required for the Team Total grant application?
We need contact information for each member of your team, a presentation of your project, proof of abilities for sport activities (only for the Push Your Limits grant), and any other relevant information that could differentiate you from the other teams. Be sure to check out the Criteria page to see what we will be looking for.

What language should I use to compete my application?
All applications must be completed in English.

How do I submit Team Total Grant applications if I want to apply for more than one grant?
Finish one application and submit it, noting that once you do this you won’t be able to make further modifications or see your answers. Then restart the application process for a different grant category, using the same login details. Please only apply for relevant grant categories.

What kind of supporting documents can be uploaded? Is there a file size limit?
There is a limit of 2 documents that can be uploaded. The size limit is 2MB and acceptable formats are .pdf, .doc or .docx. It is not mandatory to provide this additional information.

Can I upload videos?
No, you can only upload .pdf, .doc or .docx files. If you wish to send us a video, you can add a link to your video (youtube, vimeo) in one of the documents attached.


Technical issues

I forgot my password, what do I do?
Click on the ‘I forgot my password’ link in the login page.

I have other technical problems, what do I do?
Please write an e-mail to describing your problem giving as much detail as possible.

Once the application/project is complete, can it be updated?
You can edit your application up to the point that you submit it. Once it has been submitted, you cannot recall it or make any more changes. Make sure you are happy with the final information/details about your project before you click the submit button.


Evaluation Criteria and Selection Process

What are the main milestones and deadlines for Team Total 2017?
Opening date of the competition: 5 September 2016 (11:59 a.m. Central European Time – CET)
Closing date of the competition: 5 December 2016 (5:00 PM CET)
Opening date of public voting: 23 December 2016 (11:59 a.m. CET)
Closing date of public voting: 23 January 2017 (11:59 a.m. CET)
Winners’ announcement: 23 December 2016 for Dream Tickets / 30 January 2017 for the Outreach, Innovate and Push Your Limits grants.

How will you evaluate the applications for Team Total grants?
See this page for an explanation of our evaluation criteria.

How will the shortlisting process work?
A committee consisting of Total employees will select between 6 and 9 entries per grant that have best fulfilled the criteria as set out in the Terms and Conditions.

How does the public voting work?
There will be a shortlist of projects posted on the Total Campus website and any visitor can vote once, for one or more entries. The visitor will be asked to supply his/her e-mail address and will receive a unique link that has to be clicked in order to validate the vote.

How will the winners be selected?
The committee consisting of Total employees will review the entries, taking into account the voting results and will announce the winner on 30 January 2017. For the Dream tickets entries, the committee will select the entries that have best fulfilled the Terms and Conditions criteria and the winners will be announced on 23 December 2016.