Graduate Funding Board Overview

Funding

About the Graduate Funding Board

The Graduate Funding Board is designed to allocate funds to Graduate Student Organizations (GSO) for on campus programming and conference travel. Each GSO has one voting representative as a part of the Funding Board meetings to assist in making funding decisions. This support is made possible by the Student Life Fund and the process is guided by the Graduate Funding Board Bylaws.  This is one of several funding opportunities available to graduate students.

Contact GSA's finance officer, Pavan Pallapu, at gsa_fin@gvsu.edu for additional funding information or questions.


GSA Funding Resources

To access the Funding Quick Guide, click here.

To read the GSA Funding Bylaws, click here.


How to Submit a Funding Request (Student Organizations) (updated 9/20/21)
Graduate organizations will use the "Graduate Orgs Conference Fees" or "Graduate Orgs Campus Programs" forms. The other forms are for undergraduate student organizations.

*Only the Financial Officer or President of an organization can access the forms to create a funding request.

  1. Log in to LakerLink
  2. Once you have signed in, click on the grid next to your icon.
  3. Click "Manage" in the pull-down menu.
  4. Under "My Memberships" on the Manage page, click the organization you are making the request for.
  5. On your organization's manage page, click on the three bars to display a pull out menu.
  6. Scroll down to "Finance".
  7. Click "Create New Request".
  8. Select which type of Funding Request you are making.
  9. Follow the steps of the form when prompted.
  10. Review the form and make sure that all required fields are completed for each section.
  11. Submit Request.

How to Submit a Funding Request (Individual graduate students with no corresponding graduate student organization) (updated 1/13/22)

  1. Log in to LakerLink
  2. Once you have signed in, click on your user icon.
  3. Scroll down on the pull-out menu and click "Submissions" 
  4. Click the "Budgeting" tab on the right side of the "My Submissions" page.
  5. Click "Create Request" (*select the form for graduate students)
  6. Follow the steps of the form when prompted.
  7. Review the form and make sure that all required fields are completed for each section.
  8. Submit Request.

For any questions, comments, or concerns regarding GSA funding, please contact gsa_finance@gvsu.edu.

Additional Resources

Visit LakerLink or the Registered Student Organization Handbook for additional information or to access any forms, such as rental/travel forms, event assessment forms, or reimbursement forms (*please note as of Fall 2021, the reimbursement process for the university has changed and more information will be available soon).

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Page last modified January 13, 2022