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 2016-2017 Funding Guide.
  • The 2016-2017 Travel Award can be found here
  • The Business Office will be closed between 12/10/2016 and 1/17/2017 and cannot accept travel applications
  • Spring semester travel award deadline: January 19, 2017
  • 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 2016-2017 Deadlines notified

Grad Meetings, Events & Resources (GMER)

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

Meetings, events, resources

Round 1 (Oct 10, 2016 – Dec 9, 2016):
September 22, 2016

Round 2 (Feb 6, 2017 – May 13, 2017):

January 19, 2017

Round 1:

Oct 6, 2016

Round 2:

February 2, 2017

Grants

Up to $1,200/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 10, 2016 – Dec 9, 2016):
September 22, 2016

Round 2 (Feb 6, 2017 – May 13, 2017):

January 19, 2017

Round 1:

Oct 6, 2016

Round 2:

February 2, 2017

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 10, 2016 – Dec 9, 2016):
September 22, 2016

Round 2 (Feb 6, 2017 – May 13, 2017):

January 19, 2017

Round 1:

Oct 6, 2016

Round 2:

February 2, 2017

Contingency

$2,000/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 (Jul 1 2016 – Oct 9 2016):  One month prior to your event

Oct (Oct 10 2016, Dec 9 2016): September 22, 2016

Nov (Nov 7, 2016 – Dec 9 2016): October 20, 2016

Winter Break (Dec 5 2016 – Feb 5 2017): Nov 17 2016

Feb (Feb 6 2017 – June 30 2017): Jan 19 2017

Mar (Mar 6 2017 – June 30 2017): Feb 16 2017

Apr (apr 10 2017 – June 30 2017): March 23 2017

May (May 8 2017 – Jun 30 2017): Apr 20 2017

Summer (June 3 2017 – June 30 2017): One month before your event

Summer (Jul 1 2016 – Oct 9 2016):  Rolling

Oct (Oct 10 2016, Dec 9 2016): Oct 7

Nov (Nov 7, 2016 – Dec 9 2016): Nov 4

Winter Break (Dec 5 2016 – Feb 5 2017): Dec 2

Feb (Feb 6 2017 – June 30 2017): Feb 3

Mar (Mar 6 2017 – June 30 2017): Mar 3

Apr (apr 10 2017 – June 30 2017): Apr 7

May (May 8 2017 – Jun 30 2017): May 5

Summer (June 3 2017 – June 30 2017): Rolling

Travel Award

Application Form

$300/ presenter

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

Fall 2016 [Conference Travel Dates: Sep 1 – Jan 31 2017]

Deadline: Aug 22, 2016

Spring 2017 [Conference Travel Dates: Feb 1 – April 30 2017]

Deadline: January 19, 2017

Summer 2017 [Conference Travel Dates: May 1 – Aug 31, 2017]

Deadline: April 20, 2017

 

Fall 2016 [Conference Travel Dates: Sep 1 – Jan 31 2017]

Aug 29, 2016

Spring 2017 [Conference Travel Dates: Feb 1 – April 30 2017]

Jan 26, 2017

Summer 2017 [Conference Travel Dates: May 1 – Aug 31, 2017]

April 27, 2017

 

*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.