Types of Funding

Important Information:

  • View Getting Started for information on eligibility requirements, the application, and reimbursement process.
  • Full details of the funding process are described in the 2018-2019 Funding Guide.
  • The Spring 2019 Travel Award can be found here
  • Spring 2019 travel award deadline: January 24, 2019
  • 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 2018-2019 Deadlines notified

Grad Meetings, Events & Resources (GMER)

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

Meetings, events, resources

Round 1 (Oct 8, 2018 – Dec 14, 2018):
September 20, 2018

Round 2 (Feb 9, 2019 – May 11, 2019):

January 24, 2019

Round 1:

Oct 5, 2018

Round 2:

February 8, 2019

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.

Round 1 (Oct 8, 2018 – Dec 14, 2018):
September 20, 2018

Round 2 (Feb 9, 2019 – May 11, 2019):

January 24, 2019

Round 1:

Oct 5, 2018

Round 2:

February 8, 2019

Publications

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

Provides funding for student publications, including student journals and newsletters

Round 1 (Oct 8, 2018 – Dec 14, 2018):
September 20, 2018

Round 2 (Feb 9, 2019 – May 11, 2019):

January 24, 2019

Round 1:

Oct 5, 2018

Round 2:

February 8, 2019

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.

Summer (July 1, 2018 – October 7, 2018): Applications should be submitted ASAP. Applications submitted less than one month prior to an event may not be considered. Last day to apply is June 17, 2018

Oct (Oct 8, 2018 – Dec. 14, 2018): September 20, 2018

Nov (Nov 5, 2018 – Dec. 14, 2018): October 18, 2018

Winter Break (Dec 15, 2018 – Feb. 8, 2019): Nov 23 2018

Feb (Feb 9, 2019 – June 30, 2019): Jan 24 2019

Mar (March 10, 2019 – June 30, 2019): Feb 21 2019

Apr (Apr 8 2019 – June 30 2019): March 21 2019

May (May 6 2019 – Jun 30 2019): Apr 18 2019

Summer (June 1 2019 – June 30 2019): May 20 2019

Oct (Oct 8, 2018 – Dec. 14, 2018): Oct 5

Nov (Nov 5, 2018 – Dec. 14, 2018): Nov 2

Winter Break (Dec 15, 2018 – Feb. 8, 2019): Dec 7

Feb (Feb 9, 2019 – June 30, 2019): Feb 8

Mar (March 10, 2019 – June 30, 2019): Mar 8

Apr (Apr 8 2019 – June 30 2019): Apr 5

May (May 6 2019 – Jun 30 2019): May 3

Summer (June 1 2019 – June 30 2019): May 27

Travel Award

 

$300/ presenter

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

Fall 2018 [Conference Travel Dates: Sep 1 – Jan 31 2019]

Deadline: Aug 20, 2018

Spring 2019 [Conference Travel Dates: Feb 1 – April 30 2019]

Deadline: January 24, 2019

Summer 2018 [Conference Travel Dates: May 1 – Aug 31, 2019]

Deadline: April 18, 2019

 

Fall 2018 [Conference Travel Dates: Sep 1 – Jan 31 2019]

Aug 27, 2018

Spring 2019 [Conference Travel Dates: Feb 1 – April 30 2019]

Jan 29, 2019

Summer 2019 [Conference Travel Dates: May 1 – Aug 31, 2019]

April 25, 2019

 

*Applications MUST be submitted by the deadlines outlined in the above table. 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.