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 2017-2018 Funding Guide.
  • The 2017-2018 Travel Award can be found here
  • Fall 2017 travel award deadline: August 21, 2017 (Passed!)
  • Spring 2018 travel award deadline: January 18, 2018
  • 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 2017-2018 Deadlines notified

Grad Meetings, Events & Resources (GMER)

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

Meetings, events, resources

Round 1 (Oct 9, 2017 – Dec 15, 2017):
September 21, 2017

Round 2 (Feb 5, 2018 – May 11, 2018):

January 18, 2018

Round 1:

Oct 6, 2017

Round 2:

February 2, 2018

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 9, 2017 – Dec 15, 2017):
September 21, 2017

Round 2 (Feb 5, 2018 – May 11, 2018):

January 18, 2018

Round 1:

Oct 6, 2017

Round 2:

February 2, 2018

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 9, 2017 – Dec 15, 2017):
September 21, 2017

Round 2 (Feb 5, 2018 – May 11, 2018):

January 18, 2018

Round 1:

Oct 6, 2017

Round 2:

February 2, 2018

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 2017 – Oct 14 2017): Applications should be submitted ASAP. Applications submitted less than one month prior to an event may not be considered. Last day to apply is September 14, 2017

Oct (Oct 9 2017, Dec 15 2017): September 21, 2017

Nov (Nov 6, 2017 – Dec 15 2017): October 19, 2017

Winter Break (Dec 16 2017 – Feb 4 2018): Nov 23 2017

Feb (Feb 4 2018 – June 30 2018): Jan 18 2018

Mar (Mar 5 2018 – June 30 2018): Feb 15 2018

Apr (Apr 9 2018 – June 30 2018): March 15 2018

May (May 7 2018 – Jun 30 2018): Apr 19 2018

Summer (June 1 2018 – June 30 2018): May 21 2018

Summer (Jul 1 2017 – Oct 14 2017): Rolling

Oct (Oct 9 2017, Dec 15 2017): Oct 6

Nov (Nov 6, 2017 – Dec 15 2017): Nov 3

Winter Break (Dec 16 2017 – Feb 4 2018): Dec 2

Feb (Feb 4 2018 – June 30 2018): Fed 3

Mar (Mar 5 2018 – June 30 2018): Mar 3

Apr (Apr 9 2018 – June 30 2018): Apr 7

May (May 7 2018 – Jun 30 2018): May 5

Summer (June 1 2018 – June 30 2018): May 28

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 2017 [Conference Travel Dates: Sep 1 – Jan 31 2018]

Deadline: Aug 21, 2017

Spring 2018 [Conference Travel Dates: Feb 1 – April 30 2018]

Deadline: January 18, 2018

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

Deadline: April 19, 2018

 

Fall 2017 [Conference Travel Dates: Sep 1 – Jan 31 2018]

Aug 28, 2017

Spring 2018 [Conference Travel Dates: Feb 1 – April 30 2018]

Jan 25, 2018

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

April 26, 2018

 

*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.