FAQs

Get your questions answered here!

  • Who can apply for funding?

    Any student organization registered with Student Life and Learning (IU 371) with a beINvolved account.

  • How do I apply?
    1. Click here to login and begin your application.

    2. Submit the application and budget by 11:59pm the Sunday before you would like to present. Submission must be received at least three weeksprior to your event.

    3. 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 Wednesday nights 7:00- 9:00 PM. Following, the Funding Board will have a chance to ask questions about your initiative for five minutes.

    4. Your organization will be notified of the decision by approximately one week after your presentation/application review.

    5. 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!

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  • How much funding can I apply for?

    The maximum amount any organization can receive per initiative is $7,500. Organizations with initiative requests under $1,000 will not present to the Board, but their application(s) will be reviewed on Wednesday evening.

    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 $100 per IU student attendee.

  • When should I apply for funding?

    The Board requires that groups submit an application for funding at least three weeks prior to their initative/event date. However, please do not apply so far in advance that you are unable to provide clear details about your event.

  • How many times can I have applications reviewed?

    You are permitted to present/have applications 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.

  • Who should present to the board on Wednesday?

    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.

  • How do I make my event more attractive to the board?

    While there are no simple criteria by which the board determines funding, the board is looking for organized, well-planned events. Presenters who have sought out other sources of funding in addition the IU Funding Board are typically viewed favorably. Proving your initiative's benefit(s) to IU students and the greater community is the most important element of your application.

  • Do I need an SOA account to receive funding?

    No. SOA can write a check to your organization if it does not have an SOA account.

    If you do have an SOA account, funding must be deposited via SOA.

  • If I am awarded funding, how long does it take to receive funds?

    Typically, the money should be in your Student Organization Account (SOA) 7 to 10 business days after you submit your Group Responsibility Form (approximately 13–15 business days after you present).

    Please note: Funding cannot be transfered to your student organization unless we have received a signed Group Responsibility Form. This form must be signed by an official representative of the student organization receiving funding, preferably an executive officer.