Academic Initiative Grants

Academic Grants offer funds for events, programs, and services that contribute to the overall academic development of professional students.

Academic Initiative Grant applicants must adhere to PSG’s Universal Grants Policies. The following grant-specific policies also apply:

  1. Student groups may apply for funding that supports the enhancement of academic experience at the University of Minnesota.
  2. Funding may support events, programs, and services that directly and positively expand the academic enrichment and academic goals of professional students.
  3. Each student group may receive up to $2,500 per year.
  4. An interview with the Government will be scheduled with the student group after receiving a grant application.
  5. A decision regarding grant funding, if any, will be decided at the earliest session of Congress.
  6. The first half of a grant amount will be awarded prior to the event.  Once an evaluation form is completed, the second half of the grant will be awarded.  Actual total expenses must be at least 90% of the proposed total expenses as noted in the grant application in order to receive the full second half of the grant.

P.S.G.C. § 6.20(B).

Apply for an Academic Initiative Grant
Complete an Evaluation Form