In addition to our Student Initiative Grants, there are many additional sources of funds available for recognized student groups at Columbia. The sources below represent an incomplete list of available options for groups seeking additional funds.
ARTS INITIATIVE STUDENT ARTS GRANT
In both the fall and spring semesters, the Arts Initiative administers Student Arts Grants (commonly known as the Gatsby Grants) to help fund non-curricular arts projects created by students that are accessible to the Columbia community. Past projects have included concerts, dance performances, literary publications, musical theater, photography exhibits and visual arts events, among many others. University-recognized students groups, non-recognized groups and individual Columbia students are eligible to apply. Applications are reviewed once per semester per group/individual applicant. Visit the Arts Initiative's website for more information, eligibility requirements and FAQs.
PRESIDENT’S AND PROVOST’S FUND
The President’s and Provost’s Student Event Fund is available to all recognized Columbia University Student Groups. The Fund provides financial support to events which benefit the University community through collaboration and creative programming on campus.
The initiative must occur during the eligibility period.
The initiative should be organized and hosted by a recognized Student Group(s) in good standing with the university.
The initiative should be held on campus (Morningside or Medical Center).
The initiative should be advertised and open to the University community.
The initiative may be artistic, cultural, educational, or social.
Funds awarded may only be applied to event as described on application.
For more info, visit uem.columbia.edu/student/pp-fund or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY CHAPLAIN CO-SPONSORSHIP FUND
The Office of the University Chaplain Co-Sponsorship Fund is available to recognized Columbia University undergraduate, graduate, and professional student groups whose programs explore issues of religion, spirituality, race, ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, social justice or community service. First time innovative programs are especially encouraged. Email email@example.com for more information.
THE KRAFT FAMILY FUND FOR INTERCULTURAL AND INTERFAITH AWARENESS
The Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness supports collaborative efforts between two or more recognized student groups at Columbia University to promote intercultural and interfaith understanding on campus during the academic year. Applications are accepted in the fall and spring semesters. http://ouc.columbia.edu/oucforms/
Student groups may seek appropriate sponsorship, advertising revenue, or the donation of products to help finance events and activities.
Interschool Governing Board (IGB) Co-Sponsorship
The IGB Co-Sponsorship is a fund set up by the IGB to provide additional funding to other non-IGB groups when they need it. This Co-Sponsorship is geared toward providing additional funding that will go toward events that are unifying, cross multiple schools at Columbia, and is outside the group's normal activities. In this vein, groups should apply to the IGB Co-Sponsorship for events they have previously put on but wish to expand and improve. If you are interested in applying for IGB co-sponsorship, please visit the IGB Co-Sponsorship page.