MIT

Undergraduate

Association

Funding

Below is an overview of various funding sources available for undergraduate student groups and initiatives. Please email the listed contacts or ua-treasurer with any questions. Note that academic departments, labs, and centers (DLCs) may also give financial support for events and initiatives; you should contact the head of that DLC for more information. For other funding sources, click here.

Funding SourceContactNext DeadlineDescription
UA Finance Board - Regular finboard See website Regular funding for ASA Funded Student Groups that have a majority of MIT undergraduate students.
UA Finance Board - Medium Event Fund (MEF) finboard See website Funds medium-sized campus-wide events. A medium event is typically one that would not fall within the purview of Finboard's regular allocations nor under the ASA's LEF allocations.
Large Event Fund (LEF) lef-arcade See website Funds large campus-wide events. Large is defined as 150 or more people and total budgets of at least $2500.
Assisting Recurring Cultural and Diversity Events (ARCADE) lef-arcade See website Funds campus-wide events with a cultural, ethnic, and/or diversity focus.
UA Council Discretionary Fund ua-treasurer Rolling Funds MIT undergraduate initiatives that haven't been funded (or funded sufficiently) from other sources. Generally difficult to obtain, other sources should be investigated first.
UA Officers Discretionary Fund ua-treasurer Rolling Funds MIT undergraduate initiatives that haven't been funded (or funded sufficiently) from other sources. Generally difficult to obtain, other sources should be investigated first.
Club Sports Council csc-officers See website Funds the 35+ CSC-recognized club sports.
Dormitory Council dormcon-exec See website Provides funding to support events in the dorm community through funding and advisory roles.
Fresh Fund asa-fresh-fund Rolling Provides small amounts of funds newly recognized ASA student groups for startup costs or initial events.
Student Activities Office Supplementary Fund sao-staff Rolling Provides additional funds for events and programs that need extra funds to happen. This funding is meant for special cases, and should not be a primary source of funding.
Office of Multicultural Programs Diversity Programs Fund sao-staff Rolling Provides funding for cultural events, programs, and retreats.
Council of Arts Grants cohen@media See website Gives grants for arts projects.
Public Service Center Grants psc-grants Rolling Grants of various sizes for many kinds of public services projects.
Baker Foundation baker_foundation Rolling Grants for a wide range of projects and initiatives.
Weekends@MIT weekends Rolling Funding for large weekend events.
de Florez Humor Fund mbj Rolling Support for events with a humor component.
Student Citizenship Event Grants citizenship Rolling Funding to support events for students that support the ideals of MIT Student Citizenship as expressed in the Mind and Hand Book.
Arthur C. Smith Memorial Fund Student Life Grant sao-staff Sept. 30

The purpose of this fund is to support MIT student-initiated ideas that create a sense of community within MIT, achieving a positive impact on people within or beyond the MIT community.

Legatum Center Grants  legatum See website These grants fund market research, travel, accommodations, project scoping, and pilot studies or proofs of concept.
Last updated: March 18, 2014, 9:47 p.m. by cdh2014@mit.edu