Funding Opportunities

Graduate Council provides funding to individuals and groups to travel to conferences and events, or host events and other activities on campus. We provide guidelines for applying, examples of previous successful applications, and offer help in designing, running, and advertising your own events.

 
 
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Travel Fund

The Graduate Council Travel Fund offers grants to graduate students to attend academic conferences and other events. In 2016-17 over 400 graduate students were supported by our Travel Fund. For more information about the fund, our rules, and examples of awarded travel, visit our page.

 
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Academic & professional fund

The Academic & Professional Fund provides funding for student groups to host academic events on campus. Previously awarded events include the Chicago Women in Business Open House and Python Learning Group: Data Applications.

 
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social, Arts, & culture fund

The Social, Arts, & Culture Fund provides funding for student groups to host social events on campus. Previously awarded events include Graduate Student Speed Dating and Hatachards Book Series.

 
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mental health & wellness fund

The Mental Health & Wellness Fund provides funding for student groups to host events on campus that focus on promoting mental and physical well being. Previously awarded events include Knitzker and the PSD/BSD/IME softball league.