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Related University Grants

The following grant opportunities are not coordinated by the Student Activities Office. The information published is subject to change. Please contact the individuals listed for further information about specific grants. This list is maintained purely as a service to student groups, and the Student Activities Office does not guarantee its accuracy.

Council of Graduate Students (COGS) Travel Grants
COGS provides four grant opportunities to students: Social Community Building Grant, Intellectual Community Building Grant, Conference Travel Grant, and Career Development Grant.  For more information, please visit the COGS website or email

Minnesota Student Association Grants
The Minnesota Student Associations offers two types of grants for registered student organizations, both to assist with their operations and to hold events. For more information and to apply visit the MSA website. If you have any questions, you can e-mail or call (612) 625-9992.

Office for University Women Special Grants Program
Office for University Women Special Grants Program Purpose is to further the broad goal of creating an inclusive and diverse campus community with an enhanced campus climate for women faculty, staff, and students. The minimum grant is $100, and the maximum grant is $1000. Applications are available in 64 Appleby Hall or online on the Women’s Center website. For more information email or call (612) 625-9992.

Summer Cultural Programs
The purpose of these grants is to support student groups in their sponsorship of cultural arts events on any of the Twin Cities campuses during the Summer Term. This includes arts programming in the fields of music, film, theater, visual arts, and dance. Groups that receive funding from Student Services Fees are not eligible to apply. The amount of each grant depends on the group’s need and the availability of funds, although grants usually range from $200 to $1,500. For further information, or an application, visit the Summer Programs and Activities website, e-mail, or call (612) 625-2088.

College of Biological Sciences Student Board Grant Initiative
Campus life programs affiliated with a CBS department, student groups associated with a CBS major, and other student groups with academic, career exploration, or research initiatives that are related to the interest of CBS students are eligible to receive grants.

College of Education and Human Development
The primary purpose of the Cohort Development Grant is to provide funding for events, programs, and services that directly impact College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) graduate and professional students.

Professional Student Government Grants
Review the PSG grant policies. Eligibility is for any professional student or professional student group, for any event that complies with our grants policies and University policies. Professional students are those who are in professional degree programs. For information about whether a student is a professional student, they can visit "Are You a Professional Student?".

University Dining Services
UDS offers a food donation program to enhance and build community at the University of Minnesota. This program is open to University of Minnesota registered student organizations and departments in support of academic projects and improvements to already successful academic programs. Groups can apply once per academic year and are eligible for up to $250 worth of food, beverage, and gift certificate donations from a number of on-campus vendors.