Funding Information

AGSUSF Funding allows for graduate students and graduate student organizations to access funding to advance graduate student life.

Below are steps to successfully obtain funding from the the Associate Graduate Students of the University of San Francisco (AGSUSF).

Graduate Students - Initiative Funding

Eligibility

  • be a registered, full-time, USF graduate student
  • available to graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing and Health Professions, School of Management
  • Process

  • apply at least six (6) business weeks prior to when funds are needed
  • submit online Orgsync application
  • Purpose

  • be used towards personal and professional development expenses (conference registration and conference travel within the United States)
  • Approval Process

  • via Graduate Student Senate Finance Committee
  • Limit

  • one (1) approved application per semester
  • maximum request and grant award up to $250

  • Initiative Funding Budget Template

    Student Organization - Event Funding

    Eligibility

  • be a Graduate Student Organization (GSO) registered with Student Leadership and Engagement
  • available to only Gold Organizations
  • Process

  • apply at least six (6) business weeks prior to event date
  • submit online Orgsync application
  • Purpose

  • be used towards campus events open to the USF students
  • Approval Process

  • via Graduate Student Senate Finance Committee
  • any request requires an in-person presentation to the Finance Committee
  • Limit

  • one (1) approved application per year
  • maximum request and grant award up to $5,000
  • cannot be used in conjunction with Internal Development grant

  • Event Funding Budget Template

    Student Organization - Internal Development Funding

    Eligibility

  • be a Graduate Student Organization (GSO) registered with Student Leadership and Engagement
  • available to both Green and Gold Organizations
  • Process

  • apply at least six (6) business weeks prior to when funds are needed
  • submit online Orgsync application
  • provide quote and proof from Social Imprints for all clothing and imprinted materials
  • Purpose

  • be used towards expenses geared to bettering the organization's development and leadership (T-shirts, banners, binders, promotional materials)
  • Approval Process

  • via Graduate Student Senate Finance Committee
  • any request over $500 requires an in-person presentation to the Finance Committee
  • Limit

  • one (1) approved application per semester
  • maximum request and grant award up to $750
  • Internal Development Funding Budget Template¬†

    Senate - Initiative Funding

    Eligibility

  • be a Senator on the Graduate Student Senate
  • Process

  • apply at least six (6) business weeks prior to when funds are needed
  • submit online Orgsync application
  • provide quote and proof from Social Imprints for all clothing and imprinted materials
  • Purpose

  • be used towards initiatives and events to serve constituents
  • Approval Process

  • via Graduate Student Senate Finance Committee
  • any request requires an in-person presentation to the Finance Committee
  • Limit

  • one (1) approved application per semester
  • maximum request and grant award up to $1000

  • Senate Initiative Funding Budget Template

    Funding Deadlines

    October 24, 2014

  • Graduate Students - Initiative Funding before March 13, 2015 (Spring Break)
  • Student Organization - Internal Development Funding before May 14, 2015 (last day of classes)
  • Student Organization - Event Funding before March 13, 2015 (Spring Break)
  • March 6, 2015

  • Graduate Students - Initiative Funding before October 9, 2015 (Fall Break)
  • Student Organization - Internal Development Funding before October 9, 2015 (Fall Break)
  • Student Organization - Event Funding before October 9, 2015 (Fall Break)

  • Note
    : All requests must be submitted at least 6 weeks in advance.

    Funding Forms

    Budget Templates

  • Graduate Students - Initiative
  • Student Organization - Event
  • Student Organization - Internal Development
  • Senate - Initiative

  • Funding Application

    Tips and Best Practices

  • Plan Early
  • Ask Questions
  • Get Quotes
  • Have a Detailed Budget
  • Communicate with the Vice President of Treasury
  • For a list of vendors, please use the USF Preferred Vendors list.

    The Vice President of Treasury and the Finance Committee is responsible for the maintenance of this policy and will serve as the review committee for all proposals. Any comments or questions can be emailed to gss@usfca.edu.

    Graduate Student Senate

    Office

    University Center 4th Floor
    2130 Fulton St.
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    Contact

    Phone: (415) 422-6437
    Email:gss@usfca.edu