Service Fund

The Graduate Student Council and the MIT Public Service Center have partnered to create this fund out of a mutual recognition that graduate students, often consumed with academic and life responsibilities, may want support in engaging in public service and community outreach. The purpose of this fund is to encourage graduate students to innovate their own public service opportunities that fit their aims and requirements. We believe that MIT graduate students and communities in the Greater Boston region can offer remarkable benefits to each other.

Both student groups and individuals can apply for events or activities aimed at public service initiatives in the Greater Boston area.  each other. 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.

You can apply for the Service Fund here. Answers to common questions about the Service Fund can be found here. In case of any questions please contact servicefund@mit.edu.

Applications for the Summer/Fall cycle round 2 can be found here.

Funding and Publicity Guidelines

 All funded events are required to meet the Funding Guidelines. Furthermore, events funded by the GSC 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 Cycle Start Cycle End Reimbursement Deadline
Summer/Fall Round I (Summer) May 17, 2014 June 7, 2014 July 1, 2014 September 30, 2014 October 15, 2014
Summer/Fall Round II (Fall) September 7, 2014 September 21, 2014 October 1, 2014 December 31, 2014 January 15, 2014
IAP/Spring Round I (IAP) TBD TBD January 1, 2015 March 31, 2015 April 15, 2015
IAP/Spring Round II (Spring) 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).

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

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

Reimbursement Process

If you are applying as a student group, then follow the same procedure as the reimbursement process for the student groups. If you are applying as an individual, please submit your request for payment through ATLAS by filling out the request for payment reimbursement under the buying tab and send it to the GSC treasurer (search the treasurer’s last name). Fill out the G/L account with 420344 and leave the cost object empty. Submit the scanned receipts, scanned proof of payment, and an electronic print-out of the MIT calendar listing as attachment. Accepted formats include pdf, jpg, png, gif or bmp. Note that the original itemized receipts, a print-out of the MIT Events Calendar listing, and proof of payment (remember, MIT is tax exempt) should be sent to the Student Activies Office (W20-549).