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Graduate VSO Grants

GSC offers grant funding to graduate VSOs in order to:

  • Provide a broader educational and cultural experience for graduate students 
  • Enhance interdepartmental social interaction among students
  • Strengthen the campus-wide sense of community among graduate students
  • Make the graduate school experience more valuable and enjoyable for all graduate students

If you have any questions about the funding process, please email the GSC Funding Committee at

How to Apply for Standard Grants

  1. Review the GSC Funding Guidelines
  2. Submit a funding application on GrantEd
    • Remember to choose 'Graduate Student Council' as your source of funding.
  3. Submit a VSO Funding Request Form
    • This should be done before your Funding Committee office hours meeting on Monday
  4. Put your event on the GSC Google Calendar
  5. Attend GSC funding office hours at least two weeks in advance of your event
  6. Attend the GSC meeting on the immediately following Wednesday night
    • Wednesdays in the Graduate Community Center, Nairobi room. The meeting starts at 6pm and VSO requests start at 6:15pm
    • Each VSO request will be reviewed, questioned, and voted on.


Your group must:

  1. Be a Voluntary Student Organization (VSO) registered with the Office of Student Engagement (previously SAL).
  2. Run events that are open to all graduate students, and anticipate at least 30% graduate versus undergraduate participation.
  3. NOT already receive any funds from GSC annual grants (or special fees).
  4. Complete all required training by OSE, including the banking workshops for Financial Officers (FOs).
  5. Comply with all relevant University policies.