The Graduate and Professional Allocations Committee (GPAC) is responsible for reviewing funding requests from over 500 student organizations on campus and making funding recommendations to Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSG).
Academic Year 2023–2024 Student Org Budget Deadlines
|Cycle||opens||Deadline||Funding Recommendation Time Period:|
|Monday, August 28, 2023, 11:59pm||Friday, September 22, 2023, 11:59pm||Late Fall/Early Winter|
|Monday, January 15, 2024, 11:59pm||Friday, February 9, 2024, 11:59pm||Late Winter/Spring|
|Sunday, March 17, 2024, 11:59pm||Friday, April 12, 2024, 11:59pm||Late Summer/Early Fall|
In an effort to serve your student organizations' needs GPSG will now be utilizing a funding model consisting of three equally funded periods. Each period, approximately $36,000 will be available for allocation. GPAC will be prioritizing requests based on the dates of expenditures. Please use the guidelines below to decide when to apply for funding to maximize your chances of successfully funding your organization. Requests occurring outside of the recommended time period will be considered if funds are available.
Applying for student org funding
Step 1: Log-on to your org's Engage page.
Step 2: If you don't have access to the treasury module on Engage, request it from a group admin.
Step 3: Complete the budget request form by going to Org Budget Requests → My Budget Requests → Create Request, and selecting the appropriate GPSG Funding Request form (Regular Funding Cycle vs. Rapid Funding Process).
Step 4: Wait for the review committee's recommendations (see 'Review Process' below).
Review Process and Maximum Funding Standards
All University of Iowa graduate and professional student organizations' requests for funding will be reviewed by the GPSG budget committee, called GPAC (Graduate & Professional Allocation Committee). When GPAC reviews your application for funds, they rely on annually revised GPAC Funding Guidelines and Tenets:
You should use this document to help ensure you have a complete, and realistic budget proposal.
GPAC Representatives 2023-2024
|Committee Chair, GPAC Director||Eric Field|
|Carver College of Medicine||Nathan Chen|
|College of Dentistry||Ben Gilles|
|College of Law||Goodness Egbe|
|College of Pharmacy||Abby Fiorentino|
|College of Public Health||Grace Olson|
|College of Nursing||Taylor Dirks|
The Final Decision
GPAC does not make the final decision on student org funding; they make a recommendation to the GPSG delegates, who are elected representatives of the graduate and professional student body. Because the delegates make the final funding decision, student orgs wishing to contest GPAC's recommendation must make their case directly to the delegates. In order to do so, student orgs must alert the GPAC Chair of their intent to appear before the delegates via email at least 24 hours before GPSG is scheduled to meet. GPSG meetings are posted on the webpage.
Rules and Regulations
Post Funding Requirements
- Advertising and Marketing
If your student organization was allocated funding from GPAC, your organization must include the GPSG logo on your marketing and advertising paperwork, e.g. fliers, posters etc.
- Large Event Follow Up Form
If your organization was allocated greater than $250 for an event, you must submit a Large Event Follow Up Form. You can obtain this form from the SOBO at the IMU (132 IMU).