Funding is available to help cover travel, lodging, registration, and hosting costs associated with undergraduate student activities.

Dates for 2019-2020 Academic Year Timeline for Submitting Proposals

  • For events that occur between September 1 - December 31, 2019, proposals are due on or before September 20, 2019.
  • For events that occur between January 1 - June 30, 2020, proposals are due on or before January 24, 2020.
  • For events that occur between July 1 - August 31, 2020, proposals are due on or before April 17, 2020.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Funding is limited to teams, clubs, and organizations within the College of Agricultural Sciences.
  • All participating students must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, and enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
  • Funding available is limited to undergraduate students.
  • Requests for faculty/adviser travel will be denied.
  • Each team, club, or organization may submit up to two funding requests per academic year.

Team funding is reserved to support judging teams and other competitive intercollegiate teams based in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Note for Team Funding: Funds will not be allocated for an activity that depends on a team winning a prior event. In the situation where a team does need additional funding to continue in competition, a second proposal for supplementary funding may be made to the Office for Undergraduate Education.

Club and Organization funding supports activities that foster the professional and educational development of undergraduate students involved in clubs and organizations in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

It is strongly recommended that the club adviser accompany the group when they travel and participate in student activities.

A committee comprised of three faculty members and a student representative will review all proposals submitted. Requests for funds will be evaluated and ranked based on the quality of the request, including the justification for participation and potential for professional development.

Procedure to Request Funds

  • The appropriate form must be submitted by 5:00 pm on the deadline dates listed above.
  • Student clubs, organizations and teams who wish to be considered for funding, must submit the proper "Request for Funds Proposal Form" by the deadlines listed above.
  • A travel itinerary highlighting dates and times of travel and activities must be submitted. (Except for travel time and participation at events, any additional days for trip will not be funded.)
  • Only complete proposals, including accurate calculation of expenses and funding requests will be considered. Any dollar amount that is a pre-filled field on the form must be used.*
  • When filling out budget information, be realistic in estimating travel expenses.
  • Supporting documentation to justify the cost of anticipated airfare or bus charter must be provided. For example: a CONCUR search of flights showing comparable rates, or a search of available bus rental rates.
  • *Funding for meals is limited to $20 per day, per person.
  • *Funding for lodging is limited to $25 per day, per person.
  • Items not directly connected to or required for participation will not be covered unless included in registration costs.
  • Completed forms and supporting documentation should be submitted to:

    Sheryl Flick
    Office for Undergraduate Education
    101 Agricultural Administration Building
    University Park, PA 16802
    or
    sal173@psu.edu

Failure to follow the above procedures may result in the proposal not being accepted or funded.

Proposal Forms

Note: Forms must be downloaded to your computer for the calculated fields to work correctly. The formulas within the form will not work properly unless opened in Adobe.

If you have questions about requesting funds for undergraduate student activities, contact Sheryl Flick in the Office for Undergraduate Education at 814-865-7521 or sal173@psu.edu.

Club and Organization Funding Request

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Clubs or organizations participating in professional development, hosting events, etc.

Team Funding Request

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Teams participating in competitive intercollegiate events.