Student Initiated Project Funding

The Student Initiated Project Fund is dedicated to supporting and accommodating a range of student led projects and activities by all students from all areas of study (Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD). In the past we’ve supported performances, publications, exhibitions, residencies, and various other activities developed by students. 

Each year the GSA Students’ Association has £4500 to allocate towards Student Initiated Projects that fall outside of the curriculum. This is distributed via three call outs throughout the academic year. This year there is an additional £1500 dedicated to supporting Student Publishing Projects. This is kindly sponsored by Friends of GSA. £500 from this fund will be made available each semester.

We run an open call for applications 3 times a year, drop in advice sessions are available in advance of each deadline should you need a hand with your application. Application forms for any upcoming open calls can be downloaded from our website.Project funding applications are then reviewed and awarded by our Funding Committee.

Applications can be submitted to the Student Engagement team in PDF format, with all documents and any supporting images (optional) included in one PDF file. Please title your application with your full name. 

Applicants are then invited to (informally) present their proposals to the GSASA Funding committee. The funding committee will then review the applications, and applicants are notified.

We’re excited to receive your applications and hear about your ideas!

Your GSASA Student Engagement team

SIP application deadlines

When the applications open, the form will be available on Canvas

There are 3 deadlines each year:

1st Call out: November 2018
Drop in: Wednesday 14th November
Applications deadline: Friday 16th November, 5pm
Funding Committee meeting: Wednesday 21st November

2nd call out: February 2019
Drop in: Wednesday 20th February
Applications deadline: Friday 22nd February, 5pm
Funding Committee meeting: Wednesday 27th February

3rd call out: May 2019
Drop in: Wednesday 1st May
Applications deadline: Friday 3rd May, 5pm
Funding Committee meeting: Wednesday 8th May