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Apply for Funding for your Student Organization

SEAS hosts a Treasurer Training at the start of each semester (typically within the first month of classes) to go over the funding process for undergraduate SEAS-Affiliated Student Organizations. We will also share the new link for the funding application during this meeting. Although it makes most sense for treasurers to attend these trainings, we encourage all SEAS student organizational leaders to attend if you are interested in better understanding the SEAS funding process. We will send an email to RSVP to the SEASclubs@seas.harvard.edu list serv.

Funding Timeline
  • Fall Funding Deadline: Mid to Late September
    • Recommended for:
      • Start of year socials
      • Cross-group events
      • Large Fall events scale events that require deposit payments
  • Fall Readjustment Funding Deadline: Late October
    • Recommended for:
      • Holiday socials
      • Pre-finals events
      • Wintersession programming
  • Spring Funding Deadline: Early February
    • Recommended for:
      • Start of semester socials
      • Cross-group events
      • Large Spring events scale events that require deposit payments
  • Spring Readjustment Funding Deadline: End of March
    • Recommended for:
      • Holiday socials
      • Pre-finals events
      • Wintersession programming

**Please note that SEAS does not fund summer student organization activities


 

Funding Categories & Definitions

Below are details about the types of activities/events that SEAS typically funds:

  • Community Building Social Events: Events that make your members feel like a part of the SEAS community and/or club recruitment events
  • Project/Competition Funding: Outcome is an engineering deliverable or related to a competition 
  • NECTAR: The mission of the Nectar fund is to support student entrepreneurial and individual passion projects (often unaffiliated with SEAS Student Clubs). 
  • Conference/Workshop Funding: Only available to SEAS affinity groups at SEAS and to CS students via the CS Diversity Committee
  • Diversity: Events that focus on celebrating the diversity of the SEAS community or exposing the SEAS community to diverse speaker/topics in STEM
  • Outreach (K-12): Events that encourage a pipeline into SEAS concentration. Requests should include outside grant funding that could be matched or SEAS can support aspects that the grant would fund (ie food, space, high profile speakers)