Community Grant applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are now open. See links below. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis (see submission and review dates below).
NOTE: You may only submit one grant application for any one event.
COGS Graduate Student Event Grants are intended to support the development of intellectual and social community across graduate disciplines and among graduate students at different stages in their studies. Grants must be used for a single event or a series of related events that occur within the same semester. These events must be open to and marketed to all graduate students.
New Program Development Grant
COGS New Program Development Grants provide two semesters of funding for events or programs that are intended to be repeated over multiple semesters or years. These grants are intended to help groups demonstrate the viability of their events and provide support as alternate sources of funding are established for future events.
Applicants for COGS Community grants are usually student groups, and it is highly recommended that individuals applying for these grants affiliate with a student group that will sponsor the event. Student groups should designate a primary contact person for their application.
Events and activities are eligible for funding so long as they occur during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Grant funds are intended to serve graduate students. Although other groups (undergraduates, professional students, faculty) may also participate in the events/groups, you will be asked to disclose the percentage of graduate students in your group or expected to attend your event.
Funding will not cover purchases of equipment (cameras, computers, furniture, etc.). Proposals for house parties or research will not be considered. These funds cannot support charities and cannot be used to pay for the expenses of alcohol.
Proposal authors are expected to volunteer their time; stipends for the organizing team will not be considered.
|Grant Submission Deadline||Grant Review Date|
|February 18||February 20|
|March 18||March 20|
|April 15||April 17|
Spring submission deadlines and grant review dates will be shared as they are determined.
COGS (the Council of Graduate Students) is a student organization at the University of Minnesota. COGS will provide these grants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
A reference directory for other sources of funding can be found here.