Departmental Development Funds
Departmental Graduate Student Associations (or, in the absence of a formal organization, students from a department) can, through their GSA Representatives, request funds for holding conferences, symposia, and workshops. There are two types of Department Development Funds: Fixed Funds and Open Funds.
Fixed Funds are designed for regular conferences, symposia, or workshops. Each department or program can receive a maximum of $800 in Fixed Funds per academic year. This award was developed to help promote departments and programs that are actively engaged in promoting student scholarly work through conferences or symposia, actively engaged in promoting Fordham in the wider academic community, and striving towards developing regular and ongoing programs.
Open Funds are available for any need. Awards are based on availability of funds and cannot exceed $400 per academic year.
For both Fixed and Open Funds, preference is given to requests that benefit the maximum number of students possible, are student-initiated events, and are not limited only to that department.
Details and applications for both types of funds can be obtained on their respective links below
Open Department Developmental Funds Request Form
The DSD has also prepared a handbook on organizing student conferences, symposia, and workshops, which is available by email or at the DSD office in Keating 216. It is wise to consult the DSD before beginning to organize an event.
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