Funding for Student Groups at MIT

The Graduate Student Council funds a large number of ASA-recognized graduate student groups through the GSC Funding Board for:

  • Events benefiting the graduate community
  • Capital expenses
  • Cross-departmental socials

To find out whether your group is eligible for funding from the GSC, please check the eligible graduate student group list for eligible student groups. If your group is not on the list, please contact the GSC Treasurer. Note that only MIT funded student groups are eligible for the GSC funding. Check your student group’s class and privileges in the ASA database.

Funding and Publicity Guidelines

 All funded graduate student groups are required to meet the Funding Guidelines. Furthermore, graduate student groups are required to meet our Publicity Guidelines by publicizing their events in the MIT events calendar and in the Anno.

Important Dates for 2014-2015:

Tentative Schedule: changes may occur and will be announced on this webpage and by email.

Funding Cycle Applications Open Application Deadline Funding Board Meeting Cycle Start Cycle End Reimbursement Deadline
Summer/Fall Round I (Summer) May 17, 2014 June 7, 2014 June 10, 2014 July 1, 2014 September 30, 2014 October 15, 2014
Summer/Fall Round II (Fall) TBD TBD TBD October 1, 2014 December 31, 2014 January 15, 2014*
IAP/Spring Round I (IAP) TBD TBD TBD January 1, 2015 March 31, 2015 April 15, 2015
IAP/Spring Round II (Spring) TBD TBD TBD April 1, 2015 June 30, 2015 July 15, 2015*
* Reimbursements will have at least a 2-business day grace period after the date of the event, but no later than the last day of the cycle.

Reimbursement requests are processed at the SAO office, on the 5th floor of the student center (W20-549).

If your group did not receive the email and has applied to the funding board in the past, or is eligible, please contact gsc-treasurer[at]mit[dot]edu ASAP.

Funds for Summer/Fall 2014 (Round 1) have been allocated!

Allocation amounts for Summer/Fall 2014 (Round 1) funding can be found below:

Note: Deadline for IAP/Spring 2014 (Round 2)  funding reimbursements is June 30th, 2014.

Events Calendar and GSC Anno

To facilitate event planning and ensure that events sponsored by the GSC are open to all graduate students, please remember to add events to the MIT’s events calendar and the GSC Anno at least two weeks in advance, and include the GSC Funding Board as a co-sponsor. The calendar and anno listing is a required part of the reimbursement request.

Useful Links and Documents

Past Allocations


* Note : FY is the abreviation of Fiscal Year and GSC’s fiscal year starts in beginning of July and ends on the last day of June of the following year.