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Request Funding for Events

Funding for Student Conferences and Events

The College has limited funding available to support graduate student scholarly initiatives including major conferences, symposia, or workshops on the UM campus. Strong preference will be given to events that will provide opportunities for a wide variety of LSA and UM student involvement as participants or observers. Support is normally restricted to events that have a LSA faculty or administrative sponsor. Contributions from all participating units are expected. 

Requests should include:

  • budget justification
  • proposal narrative, including an explanation of the event's intended outcomes and identification of the target audience
  • current and pending support

Process for applying for funding (eGIF)

eGIF is the portal through which you must apply for funding. By doing so, your request will be routed to several other funding sources on campus.

Notes about using eGIF

The online form will ask you for "collaborators." For this question, please enter a faculty member who is working with you on the event. This could be the graduate chair or other faculty member who has endorsed this event at the departmental level. If not a faculty member, please indicate an administrator who is knowledgeable about your plans and can provide the department's approval or endorsement of the event.