The SSC receives a number of questions from applicants each semester. What follows are some of the most common questions and their answers. If your question is not listed below, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Your project wasn’t in compliance with SSC’s funding requirements. Please click here for the funding criteria.
- Your application or presentation was too vague. SSC does its best to ask clarifying questions when considering applications, but due to the sheer volume of requests we receive we may be unable to gather all the information we would need to approve funding from the materials supplied. When applying, pay special attention to detailing the benefits and impacts of the project, how exactly any money funded would be spent, and what your timeline for implementation is.
- Your project had a large research focus. See question above for a detailed explanation.
- Your project was good, but funding was tight. While we hate to see good projects miss out on funding due to this reason, we often have to make tough decisions when selecting which projects get funding. In addition to looking at the overall quality of the application and its impact on campus, we also try to balance types of projects and emphasize ones with the largest student impact. If possible, we may defer your project from one funding cycle to the next instead of flat-out saying no. Please know that our funding cycles are competitive, and we fund less than half of the proposal submissions.