In an effort to increase awareness and diversity of the graduate community at MSU, COGS provides funding to graduate student organizations for the hosting of events. Two streams of event funding are available – single host event funding and collaboration event funding. Please read the Event Funding Guidelines document which pertains to both streams of funding before applying.
Single Host Event Funding – A GSO can apply for a maximum of $1,500 over the course of an academic year. This money can be divided across any number events over the course of the year (even those held during summer), but a unique application must be submitted for each additional event. These funds are based on a first come first served basis every semester. Once funds allocated for funding requests are depleted, no more requests will be granted.
Collaboration Event Funding – A GSO can apply for funding for an event hosted in collaboration with 2 or more additional GSOs. The maximum funding that can be provided for a collaboration event is $500 per collaborator (e.g. 3 collaborators can apply together for up to $1,500). Only one application should be filled out for the event, with information about every graduate student organization contributing. A GSO may apply for collaboration funding with the same or different collaborators a maximum of 3 times across an academic year. These funds are based on a first come first served basis every semester. Once funds allocated for funding requests are depleted, no more requests will be granted.
NOTE: Your event funding application must be approved by the Financial Committee and Full Council before your event takes place. See the table below for specifics about application deadlines.
Upcoming Event Funding Deadlines (Due by 5pm on the stated due dates):
Your Event Date:
Due to COGS Office by:
COGS Full Council Date
|10/4/18 or later||September 19, 2018||October 10, 2018|
|11/14/18 or later||October 17, 2018||November 14, 2018|
|12/6/18 -2/13/19||November 21, 2018||December 5, 2018|
|2/14/19 – 3/13/19||January 30, 2019||February 13, 2019|
|3/14/19 – 4/10/19||February 27, 2019||March 13, 2019|
|4/11/19 – end of SS19||March 27, 2019||April 10, 2019|
** All applications must be submitted online only.**