Funding 

Department

Welcome to the funding DEPARTMENT!

We’re 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 Brian Stowe, the Chief Financial Officer (usgcfo@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.

Funding Application Template

All funding applications will follow the template as shown below. Applications that do not follow the template will not be considered.

Funding

Guidelines

Below is a holistic funding guide that provides further details of what each board can and cannot fund. 

Fund Descriptions

Within our department, we have the ability to allocate up to $349,000 toward undergraduate students and RSOs throughout the school year. You may request funding via two request types, the General Fund or Travel Fund.

General Fund

The General Fund provides funding for a broad range of events. This Fund can help students and student organizations with events, community service projects, printing, decorations, production costs, venue rentals, and more. However, the General Fund does not cover anything related to student travel.

Travel Fund

The Travel Fund provides funding for events including student travel such as transportation, lodging (on a case-by-case basis), and events held off campus (retreats, conferences, research, professional development programs, etc.).

Apply for funding!

Freqeuntly Asked Questions

How do I get funding? Where is the application?

To apply for funding, ensure that you have read through the Funding Guidelines and resources listed above. Then, fill out the USG Funding Application.

How do I know if my project is eligible for funding?

Review our Funding Guidelines. This presentation outlines what items are and are not eligible for funding. We encourage an open dialogue about your application while you are applying. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns early on in your process.

How much funding is available per organization?

This depends on the Fund you are applying to. Maximum allocations range from $500 to $14,000.

What was the Funding Board Workshop?

We held our workshop in August to answer questions and provide more insight into the funding process. The link to the workshop will uploaded here shortly.