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Any student organization registered with the Student Involvement & Leadership Center (IMU 270) with a beINvolved account.
Apply to IU Funding Board through your organization's Home screen Finance tool. Go to "Create New Request;" select "Create Budget Request."
Submit the application and budget by 11:59pm the Tuesday before you would like to present. Submission must be received at least four weeks prior to your event.
Present your initiative (with event, cost, follow-up and other details) to the Funding Board and directors. The Board will schedule your organization for a brief five minute presentation discussing your initiative on Monday nights 7:00-9:00 PM. Following, the Funding Board will have a chance to ask questions about your initiative for five minutes.
Your organization will be notified of the decision approximately one week after your presentation/application review.
You are welcome to meet with the Funding Board directors to review the details of your grant and discuss any relevant follow-up procedures. Please see our current office hours or feel free to email us at any time!
An organization can apply for 4 initiatives each semester for a maximum of $15,000 per academic year.
Off-campus conference and other trip-related travel grants are determined on a case-by-case basis and are eligible for a maximum of $150 per IU student attendee.
*Please note that IUFB does not fully fund events.
100% (will be funded) if all three categories are met.
75% (will be funded) if two of the three categories are met.
50% (will be funded) if one of the three categories are met.
Categories are: 1) Free to attend 2) Open to all students 3) On-campus
The Board requires that groups submit an application for funding at least five weeks prior to their initiative/event date. However, please do not apply so far in advance that you are unable to provide clear details about your event.
You are permitted to present/have an application reviewed up to two times each semester. During any given Board meeting, an organization can apply for funding for multiple initiatives (up to 4 per semester), but we will only hear or discuss your organization's proposal(s) twice per semester.
Please ensure that organization members give the presentation—not an advisor of the organization. Please send the individual most familiar with the budget and application who can speak with knowledge about the proposal. A maximum of 3 people may represent your organization during the presentation.
Typically, the money should be in your possession within 5 weeks of the reviewal date.
Please note that bank account, supplier status, and outdated addresses slow the funding timeline. Please ensure all areas are up to date prior to submitting a proposal to expedite the process.
Presentations should have detailed information about your request amount and a line itemized budget. We also ask for you to tell us about what the initiative is and how it will impact the IU community.
One month after the initiative, all receipts must be submitted through a purchase request form on beINvolved. If all allocated funds were not used, we request that the money be sent back to IU Funding Board.
IU Funding Board strives to give every organization what they need to be successful. If your request is denied, we will walk you through the steps needed to better help your organization prepare for future funding requests.