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Other Sources of Funding

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

Arts Alliance

Type of Funding Available: Arts Projects Minigrants and Professional or Organizational Development Minigrants.
Description: Awards are up to $4000 for locally developed, high quality arts and cultural projects that increase public access to the arts.

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 Many of the pages and deadlines in this database are out of date; be sure to contact the grant-giving organization for updated information before applying.


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

Type of funding available: Only graduate individuals may apply.
Description: Rackham Conference Travel Grant award: Up to $800 for the continental US, up to $1,050 for Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. Up to $1,300 for Africa, Asia, South America, and Australia.

International Institute

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: International Institute offers many different opportunities for funding and grants for both Undergraduate and Graduate students. Specifically, the International Institute Fund for Performances, Films, and Exhibitions provides support for performances, films, and related programs, exhibitions, etc. that make substantial contributions to international learning on the U-M campus and beyond.

LS&A Student Government

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 $2000.00; they will not fund food.

Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI)

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

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 Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)

The Student Organization Grant for Diversity Programming is open to U of M registered student organizations interested in applying for grant funding. The Grants Committee will provide funding support for programs intended to empower and build community in underrepresented or marginalized communities, especially communities of Color. Maximum funding: $1,000

Office of New Student Programs

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)

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)

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

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.

School of Art & Design

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

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.

Screen Arts & Cultures

Requirements: Must be an enrolled SAC undergraduate student pursuing a project for SAC departmental credit to quality
Description: The Department of Screen Arts & Cultures offers a variety of awards focusing in three areas: scholarly research and writing, film, video, television, or digital media production, and screenwriting.

University Activities Center (UAC)

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

Engineering Student Government (ESG)

Description: Each semester the Engineering Student Government allots a limited portion of its budget to funding allocations. Funding decisions are judged on measure of impact and cost. ESG seeks to fund the requests that most effectively improve the lives of engineering students campus-wide.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

Type of funding available: Undergraduate individuals may apply for funding.
Description: UROP provides small research grants to mentors to cover the expense of low-cost equiptment and materials such as lab supplies, photocopying, telephone calls, etc. needed to support UROP student research activity, up to $500 per student.

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