University of Southern Indiana

Funding Opportunities Quick Guide

Other Funding and Grants

Many of the events and programs that student organization would like to put on require funding. Below you will find some information on grant funding and other options for support.

Student Government Association Grants

The updated SGA Grant Applications will be posted on the SGA website prior to the beginning of each school year.  The first page of the application lists all the submission deadlines for the academic year.  Applications should be submitted prior to each deadline to the Dean of Students Office.  The SGA Grant Committee generally meets at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the SGA office within a week from each application deadline.  Applicants will be contacted by the SGA Chief Financial Officer with the exact date and time for the meeting and may be requested to attend the committee meeting to discuss their request.  All SGA Grant applications are available online at www.usi.edu/sga/programs/grants/.

Types of Grants Available

  • Travel Grants are awarded to students and organizations that are traveling to conferences (and competitions) that better the student and bring back useful information for the university. The maximum award per student, per year is $800.
  • Student Organization Support (SOS) Grants are awarded to organizations wanting to hold an event.
  • Startup Grants are grants for new organizations that have been approved to organize by Student Development Programs.

Provost Grants

The Provost has available funds which can be applied for by registered student organizations and Student Affairs departments.

Provost Programming Grant 

These programming grants are not permanent organizational funding. The purpose of the grant program is to provide the opportunity for registered student organizations to present quality programming for the USI community. All submissions should be turned in prior the program taking place. They are requests and not all are funded. Grant application available at www.usi.edu/studentaffairs/grants.  

Provost Travel Grant 

The Provost has available funds which can be applied for by members of currently registered student organizations and students in an active role at an academic or student development conference, meeting, or competition (making a presentation, committee member, volunteer role, etc.) The purpose of the Provost Travel Grant is to support students with their academic and co-curricular endeavors. The Provost will make final allocation decisions. 

Available funds include up to $250 per student for a conference outside of Indiana and up to $150 per student at conference in state. Funds are only available for students who are actively engaged in a contributing role, not to students who only attend conferences or other events.  All submissions should be turned in prior to traveling. They are requests and not all are funded. Grant application available at www.usi.edu/studentaffairs/grants.

Equality and Inclusion Fund  

The Equity and Inclusion Fund provides grants (up to $5000) to develop and present programs, projects, or activities that promote the value of equity and inclusion on campus. Student organizations and students working with a faculty or staff member on a program are eligible and encouraged to apply.  For funding consideration, a proposal must be submitted to the Multicultural Center (located in University Center East). The application can be found at www.usi.edu/mcc .

Other Funding Options

Co‐Sponsorship

Seek out other student organizations or university departments that have similar interests as your organization.  Collectively the student organizations may have some funding that could be combined to fund an event or program your organization is interested in having.

Departmental Support

Some organizations are closely aligned with a university department and many times that department may have some funds designated to assist the student organization. 

Membership Dues/Fees

Many organizations charge a membership fee or dues to all active members. These funds help the organization operate. Before implementing a membership fee/dues process, it is important to inform members how money will be used and when it will be collected. There should also be a section in your organization’s constitution that refers to membership dues.

 

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