Policy on Student Requests for Funding

Each year we receive a large number of requests from students to fund various activities and initiatives. To help us respond fairly to these requests, we are standardizing the way in which these requests are collected.

Please fill out the department's Google form to help us gather this information. You will be asked to provide a brief rationale for your request and an estimated budget. You will also be asked to share photos and provide a write-up upon your return or at the conclusion of the event. This information may be shared on the department's website, Facebook page, or in reports to the upper administration. We will process reimbursements after we receive your materials.

Also, given the number of requests we receive and the limited resources we have to grant these requests, please understand that not all requests may be honored. Priority will be given to people who are near the end of their program, people who have not requested funding from the department before, and people who submit their requests with significant advance notice.

Funding requests for travel will need to be submitted at least four weeks in advance to allow enough lead time to purchase reasonably-priced flights.