The ASSU provides a number of grants to support costs of VSOs, or voluntary student organizations, registered with the Office of Student Engagement. Funding goes towards all-campus programming, services and student-led initiatives.
What You Should Know Before Applying:
|Annual Grants||Standard Grants||Quick Grants|
How far ahead can you predict & plan?
|Large, VSO funding for the following academic year over $6600||Medium, ongoing events or programming e.g. cultural nights||Small events or immediate logistical needs|
|Application timeline||Winter Quarter,|
Weeks 2 - 4 (January 16th through February 3rd, 11:59PM)
Apply in Winter Quarter for funding for the next academic year
Monday, Week 5 to Friday, Week 7
Apply the quarter before your events/activities
Week 1 to Week 9
Apply at least a week ahead of your event/activity
|Approved by||Student Body||Respective legislative funding committee (Undergraduate Senate and/or Graduate Student Council)||Respective legislative funding committee (Undergraduate Senate and/or Graduate Student Council)|
|Funds available to use||Beginning of Fall Quarter||Beginning of Next Quarter||1 - 2 Weeks after Application*|
|Funding cap||Must be over $6600, generally capped to at most 7% for undergraduate groups and currently 5% for graduate groups above previous annual grant allocation. Annual grant recipients are ineligible for Quick and Standard grants.||$6,600 maximum combined between Quick and Standard Grants per year||$6,600 maximum combined between Quick and Standard Grants per year|
The ASSU Undergraduate Senate, via the Appropriation Committee, oversees the funding of numerous student groups on Stanford’s campus. While the Undergraduate Senate primarily funds Undergraduate VSOs, Graduate VSOs may apply if they can demonstrate a clear benefit to the Undergraduate Community.
GSC offers grant funding to graduate VSOs in order to: provide a broader educational and cultural experience; enhance interdepartmental social interaction; strengthen the campus-wide sense of community; and make the graduate school experience more valuable and enjoyable for all graduate students.
Annual Grants are the ASSU’s yearly allocation process to raise and allocate funds to VSOs with significant budgets that are predictable a full year in advance. They help fund student-led activities that contribute significantly to the Stanford community.
Depending on the need and scope, VSOs may seek funding from The Stanford Fund, academic departments, community centers, and relevant advisement offices.