How to Apply

The GSG offers funding for graduate student events through the GSG Events Board.

  1. Requirements for all funded events:

    The event must be open to all graduate students and list the Graduate Student Government Events Board as a co-sponsor.

    Please send a description of your event, including registration information, to Ellen Kellich ( when your event is approved by the Events Board, as all events will be advertised on the Virtual Activities Calendar.

Beginning in August 2020, the Events Board will meet biweekly via Zoom, the first and third week of the month. The first meeting will be the third week of August.

How to apply for funding from the GSG Events Board:

      1. Plan your event and budget. Please be advised that the Graduate School requires that all on-campus events be registered and approved by Nicole Barkley, Assistant Dean for Student Life. However, the Events Board will still consider funding requests while approval is pending.
      2. Submit a funding request in SAFE (Note: You must be logged into SAFE with your student group Net ID to apply. If you do not have a student group Net ID, please contact for assistance.) Afterwards, you will receive an email from the Events Board informing you which Events Board meeting you are scheduled to attend. Note: Funding requests above $1,625 need to be presented not only to the Events Board but also to the GSG Assembly at its monthly meeting. 
      3. Depending on the event, a representative may be asked to attend the Zoom Events Board meeting to describe the event and answer questions. Funding decisions will be released by email.
  1. Note that the GSG can help you publicize your event by sending out a global e-mail. Please email the Graduate Student Government ( for more information.