Do You Need Funding For Your Student Group?

When are applications due?

The second round of funding for Fall 2019 is NOW OPEN and will close at 11:59 PM, on Wednesday, October 23rd.


The UOFC treats all applications for funding as confidential, and will not share group's applications or financial information with any party.

How do I build a strong grant application?

It can be tough to guess exactly what finance managers are looking for when reviewing your application. Here are some tips on how to format your application.



  • The creation and upkeep of organization bank accounts

  • Student transportation unless travel is an integral element of the organization’s purpose

    • Tours for performance groups will not be funded

    • Student transportation to national conferences will not be funded

  • Individual member dues or dues to national organizations

  • Alcohol, firearms, tobacco, and illegal products

  • Events not targeted towards Yale students or the Yale community (for example, events for high school students)

  • International travel for guest speakers (cheapest methods of transportation for speakers should always be used)

  • T-shirts unless they represent an integral element of the organization's purpose

  • Excessive restaurant/meal expenses when cheaper alternatives exist

    • Groups are discouraged from booking expensive restaurant meals for club meetings, guest speakers, and other events unless unavoidable

  • Student transportation in any form (Ubers, buses, train tickets, gasoline, Zipcars, etc.)

  • Housing for students (hotels, airBNBs, etc.)

  • Honorariums for speakers

  • Gifts for students or guests

  • Paying Yale students directly (photographers, DJs, etc.)

  • Social media purchases (Snapchat filters, Facebook advertising, etc.)

  • Website fees unless a strong reason is provided


Please reach out to Mohammad Makhmudov with any questions or concerns.