Funding Board

The Winter 2021 funding cycle will be open until December 18. MIT has not released the Spring event policy yet, and we will allow changes if the event policy changes.


The goal of GSC funding is to encourage social life on campus, to improve the lives and work of graduate students, to increase the visibility of the GSC, and to ensure that the special needs of graduate students will be addressed. The fairness and openness to all graduate student groups are the duties of the GSC Funding Board.

The GSC Funding Board is described in the GSC Bylaws, Article II, Section C, Part 3.

The Allocations Board is composed of the GSC Treasurer, ASA Treasurer, the GSC President, one GSC Activities Committee Chair, one ASA Graduate Member-At-Large, and one Graduate Student Member-at-Large appointed by the Council. Funding allocation meetings are usually held in the week after the funding application deadlines. Funding Board allocation information and results are distributed by email through the GSC funding mailing list.

The Appeals Board is composed of the GSC Treasurer, GSC Vice President, and one ASA Member-at-Large.

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

  • Events benefiting the graduate community, which are either:
    • Events (typical budget <$2000.  For larger events, please apply for LEF-ARCADE funding through ASA)
    • Event Series (not more frequently than monthly)
  • Capital expenses

In addition, you can apply for the following funding sources using the main Funding Board application and checking the appropriate checkbox in the application:

Funding Timeline

Cycle Application Deadline Cycle Start Cycle End Reimbursement Deadline
Summer June 15 July 1 September 30 October 15
Fall September 15 October 1 December 31 January 15
Winter December 15 January 1 March 31 April 15
Spring March 15 April 1 June 30 June 15*

*If you cannot submit by June 15, please email in advance so that we can prepare for the fiscal year closing.


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 ASA.  Note that only MIT-funded student groups that are majority graduate students are eligible for GSC funding. Check your student group’s class and privileges in the ASA database.

Post Event Reports

Once funding has been allocated to your student group, you must fill out the Post Event Report to complete the process.  Go to the Allocations & Reports page of the funding website, click through to the correct table, and in the same row as your event, fill out the form linked in the Post Event Report column.


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