Funding Opportunities for Student Events through the Graduate School of Arts and Science
The Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) is pleased to provide funding for student led initiatives designed to enhance the academic enrichment, professional development and social interests of GSAS graduate students.
Please review the information below for answers to the most frequently asked questions.
What funding opportunities are available to GSAS Graduate Student Organizations?
ORGANIZATIONAL STUDENT LIFE GRANT (OSLG): OSLG awards are flat grants awarded on a semester by semester basis to GSAS Graduate Student Organizations (GSO's) within GSAS academic departments. The flat dollar amount awarded to each GSO is determined each semester by the amount the Graduate Student Organization previously spent during the proceeding award cycle. Moving forward, the flat grant award is made once during a semester and can be utilized by the GSO representatives up to the full amount awarded. New Graduate Student Organizations are initially awarded a nominal grant that can be increased during the academic year. GSOs will be required to resubmit an application every semester that they would like funding.
How can GSAS Graduate Student Organizations apply for Organizational Student Life Grant?
Step 1 Fill out this form by Monday, September 17 2018. GSO's will be notified of the amount awarded on an semester basis. Students are expected to spend within the amount awarded and to track spending accordingly.
Step 2 Propose an event to your academic department. Obtain the departmental approval prior to executing the event. Students are expected to adhere to established University and Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) policies and procedures when expending University funds. Please see relevant policies.
Step 3 Execute the planned event as described.
Step 4 Individual students are to submit electronic requests for reimbursements with 30 days of the execution of the planned event and within the same fiscal year. Individual requests for reimbursement will not be honored after the close of the current fiscal year.