Types of Funding

Important Information:

  • View Funding Home for general information about the GA funding process.
  • View Obtaining Funding and Reimbursements for information on eligibility requirements, the application, and reimbursement process.
  • View Funding Deadlines for application and reimbursement deadlines for each Funding Category.
  • Full details of the funding process are described in the 2019-2020 Funding Guide.
  • The Fall 2019 Travel Award can be found here
  • For any other funding questions not answered in the funding guide, please email the funding officer (funding@ga.berkeley.edu)
Types of Funding Awards
type of funding amount limit Purpose

Grad Meetings, Events & Resources (GMER)

Up to $500/semester (one application per semester)

Meetings, events, resources

Grants

Up to $1,500/grant (MAX of 1 grant per academic semester)

Larger projects in the areas of diversity, community service, student activism, and educational improvement grant projects.

Publications

$1,200 per semester, including $250 for OUTSIDE (non-student) professional editing services

Provides funding for student publications, including student journals and newsletters

Contingency

$1,200/month per student group (For food: $8.00 per graduate student and $1.00 per other attendee to a maximum of $800)

Used when funding is required outside of the normal Spring/Fall funding rounds due to special circumstances.

Travel Award

 

$300/ presenter

Travel funding for graduate students presenting at seminars or conference outside of the Bay Area (both nationally and internationally).

 

*Applications MUST be submitted by the deadlines outlined in the on the Funding Deadlines page. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit funding requests at least one month in advance of their scheduled event. The Funding Committee may consider the timeliness of their applications, including early submission, when assessing merits.