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Other Sources of Funding

For further resources, please go to the Michigan Student Assembly funding page.

Ann Arbor Arts Alliance
734-214-0112

Type of Funding Available: Minigrants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Description: Awards are up to $4000 for locally developed, high quality arts and cultural projects that increase public access to the arts.

Center for the Continuing Education of Women (CEW)
734-764-6005

Type of funding available: CEW provides group funding for student organizations registered with the Michigan Student Assembly.
Description: They will only fund groups that are designed to promote the understanding of women's issues. Funding may range from $25.00-$150.00. Your group should submit a project description and budget in writing, if possible.

Community Grants

Type of funding available: Community Grants is a an online application system that allows Washtenaw County area nonprofits to submit online applications to the local funders. However, many of the organizations represented on Community Grants do not require applicants to be a nonprofit. Pfizer in particular offers generous grants for arts and cultural initiatives in the community. Many of the pages and deadlines in this database are out of date; be sure to contact the grant-giving organization for updated information before applying.

Hillel
734-769-0500

Type of funding available: Hillel provides group funding for Hillel affiliated groups. It may co-sponsor events with other organizations under special circumstances.
Description: There is no limit to funding. Non-Hillel affiliated groups should contact Hillel before applying.

Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies
734-764-8119

Type of funding available: Only graduate individuals may apply.
Description: Rackham may give a travel grant for presenting a paper or poster. Domestic funds are $250, International are $750. Graduate students enrolled in Rackham may apply once per term.

International Institute
734-763-9200

Type of funding available: Graduate and professional school individuals may apply for the fund for performances and exhibitions; undergraduates and graduate individuals may apply for the fund for film and related programs.
Description: Through the fund for performances and exhibitions, individuals may recieve up to $2,000 for performances, exhibitions, and activities that are on the UM campus that contribute to international learning. The fund for film and related programs includes international film and video projects and related projects in the visual arts and visual media. Events must be held on campus. There is also a fund for conferences and workshops that may give up to $2,000.

LS&A Student Government
734-763-4799

Type of funding available: LS&A Student Government provides group funding for student organizations registered with the Michigan Student Assembly.
Description: Usually they only fund events related to the College of LS&A. The maximum dollar amount is $500.00; they will not fund food.

Life Sciences, Values, and Society Program
Call 734-764-1185 for Student Activity Support program Call
Call 734-647-4571 for LSVSP Enrichment Lecture Series

The Student Activity Support program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral students, and fellows. The program supports student activities that examine the social impact of advances raised by the life sciences. Applications must be submitted on behalf of a registered student org.
Description: Most grants are between $150-$1,000. Groups may receive only one grant, and applications may be submitted at any time.
The LSVSP Enrichment Lecture Series invites applications for support of lectures or seminars that examine the social impact of advances raised by the life sciences. Most grants are in the range of $250 to $2500.

Michigan Student Assembly
734-763-3241

Type of funding available: MSA provides group funding for student organizations registered with MSA. The Budget Priorities Committee funds the normal activities of student groups every semester, while the Community Service Commission funds specific community service projects of student orgs.
Description: There is no limit to funding; however, it usually ranges from $200-$400. They will not fund food.

Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI)
734-936-1055

Type of funding available: Funding for undergraduates and graduates, individuals or groups is available.
Description: Student Academic and Multicultural Initiatives (SAMI) gives funding for academic multicultural exhibits or presentations. $0-$1500 to groups, $0-$500 to individuals.

Office of Financial Aid
734-763-6600

Type of funding available: Graduate and undergraduate individuals may apply.
Description: Students mast fill out a FAFSA form and qualify for financial aid OR apply for/receive a scholarship. Students must attend the UM at the time and use the funds during the term.

Office of New Student Programs
734-764-6413

Type of funding available: MSA-registered student organizations are eligible to apply.
Description: The Student Organization Grant Program provides financial assistance to clubs/organizations who are committed to assisting in the first year transition of new students. Funding requests are limited to one per organization.

Rackham Student Government (RSG)
734-763-5271

Type of funding available: Rackham Student Government provides group funding for graduate organizations.
Description: RSG does not fund travel or honoraria expenses, but it will fund other grad-related events.

Residence Halls Association (RHA)
734-763-3497

Type of funding available: RHA provides group funding for housing organizations and activities.
Description: There is no limit to funding. RHA only allocates $1000 each year for non-housing activities.

Center for Campus Involvement
734-763-5900

Type of funding available: SAL provides group funding for student organizations that are registered with the Michigan Student Assembly.
Description: SAL is a good resource in finding even more funding sources for the arts.

Sexual Assault and Prevention Awareness Center (SAPAC)
734-763-5865

Type of funding available: SAPAC provides group funding for student organizations that are registered with the Michigan Student Assembly AND are somehow connected with sexual assault awareness and/or prevention.
Description: The maximum dollar amount SAPAC gives is $200.00. Only groups directly involved with sexual assault or dating/domestic violence awareness and prevention should apply.

School of Art & Design
734-764-0397

Type of funding available: Undergraduate or graduate individuals and undergraduate or graduate groups may apply for funding.
Description: There is no set amount to funding.

School of Music, Theatre & Dance
734-764-0583

Type of funding available: Variable.
Description: The School of Music, Theatre & Dance does not have any funding programs. However, at the end of the year, students may write or e-mail the Dean of Students to see if there are any extra funds available.

Student Affairs Programming Council
734-764-7420

Type of funding available: The Student Affairs Programming Council provides group funding for student organizations registered with the Michigan Student Assembly.
Description: Students must apply through the office of the Dean of Students. They should also write a proposal for the desired amount of money.

University Activities Center (UAC)
734-763-1107

Type of funding available: Variable.
Description: UAC only funds activities that are sponsored or co-sponsored by one of the existing UAC groups.

UM Engineering Council (UMEC)
734-764-8511

Type of funding available: UM Engineering Council provides group funding for student organizations registered with the Mighigan Student Assembly and whose makeup is at least 50% engineering students.
Description: Groups receive an average of $200-$400. The group must go to UMEC's meetings and be recognized as an engineering society in order to receive funding.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
734-998-9381

Type of funding available: Undergraduate individuals may apply for funding.
Description: UROP may give travel stipends. The maximum is $1,000, and students may only receive funding once.

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