SSC considers applications for project funding in two cycles each academic year. Early in the fall semester, we put out a call for proposals and host interest sessions for possible applicants. We also encourage applicants to reach out to individual working group chairs to ensure the applications are as strong as possible.
The Step 1 applications are relatively brief, looking primarily for a rough estimate of the project’s cost and scope. SSC reviews these applications and will invite projects that fit our requirements and committee priorities to submit a more detailed Step 2 application.
Step 2 applications are longer and request background on the project, specific measurable goals, and a full budget of expenses. Working group chairs routinely meet with applicants during the preparation of their Step 2 applications to answer as many questions as possible prior to the deadline.
After Step 2 applications are submitted, SSC spends roughly one month in formal review. In addition to the SSC voting members and the working groups, Facilities and Services and other campus stakeholders may be engaged in examining these proposals. At the conclusion of review, SSC formally votes on which projects to fund, and whether to fund the projects fully or partially based on the budgets proposed.
Student-led projects with a budget of less than $10,000 are eligible for expedited review. For full details of this process, please click here to visit the Applying for Funding page.