Undergraduate Student Government | Funding
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The Funding Branch is here to offer our support to student programs, ideas, and development. If you’re interested in funding, please look over the information and resources below. Determine what your funding needs are, and review the policies for such. After reviewing the policies, you will have the chance to proceed to the actual funding applications.


Please contact the Treasurer (usgfunds@usc.edu) or one of the funding directors if you have questions. Student organizations and individuals who reach out with their funding questions and concerns are more successful in the funding process than those who do not.



Here is a visual guide that provides a glance at what the different boards can and cannot fund: http://usg.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2017/10/FundingGuide.pdf. Please keep in mind that this visual guide is not all inclusive in its details, so please click on each Fund’s name to read all the Funding policies as it applies to each fund.


Take a look at a sample PowerPoint presentation used for applying to a funding board: http://usg.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2017/10/Pumpkin-Carving-USG-Funding-Presentation-2016.ppt. A special thanks to the Trojan Knights for letting us upload their presentation as a sample.



The purpose of the Academic Research Fund is to provide support for undergraduate students who conduct research projects, attend academic conferees, and pursue other research-oriented academic interests.


Meetings: Tuesdays at 5:00-6:00 PM
Contact: pafund@usc.edu



The Discretionary Board is established to fund programming events by recognized student organizations. It is the board’s goal to sponsor events that are entertaining, cultural, and/or educational, which cater to the entire student body.


Fund 1 Meetings: Tuesdays at 4:00-5:00 PM
Fund 2 Meetings: Mondays at 5:00-6:00 PM
Contact: discfund@usc.edu



The Discretionary Startup Application is an accessory to the Discretionary Funding Board established to promote student participation in the fostering of new ideas and ventures in leadership on campus. We provide funding to new student organizations for the purpose of promoting their brand and attracting a membership base. All applications will be forwarded to the Director of Discretionary Funds and processed by the Discretionary Funding Board.


Fund 1 Meetings: Tuesdays at 4:00-5:00 PM
Fund 2 Meetings: Mondays at 5:00-6:00 PM
Contact: discfund@usc.edu



The Leadership Fund provides funds for organizations to hold or attend events that foster and promote leadership development.


Meetings: Mondays at 6:00-7:00 PM
Contact: leadfund@usc.edu



The Philanthropy Fund provides funds for organizations to do hands-on community service and outreach.


Meetings: Wednesdays at 6:00-7:00 PM
Contact: philfund@usc.edu



The purpose of this fund is to provide funding for events programmed by student-run, undergraduate organizations that host events that help educate and advance students’ future professional careers.


Meetings: Tuesdays at 5:00-6:00 PM
Contact: pafund@usc.edu