DUG Funding

2022-23 Proposal Deadlines at a Glance

Before applying for funding from your academic department/unit with matching funds from the College/CRC, DUG leaders should meet at least once with their faculty advisor to review a draft of the application.

All DUG leaders should view the training slides and fill out the confirmation form at the link at the end of the slide deck.

Allow up to two weeks for your proposal to be reviewed. Both the student and faculty applications must be submitted before proposals will be reviewed.

You may view the proposal form in UFunds -- look for "Departmental Undergraduate Group (DUG) Matching Funds Proposal."

Proposals for 2022-23 academic year OR for Fall '22: Due October 15, 2022 @ 11:59 pm ET

Proposals for Spring '23 only: Due February 15, 2023 @ 11:59 pm ET

*** Visit the DUG FAQ for more details on DUGs and the proposal. ***

Available Funding

Each DUG is eligible for annual funding of up to $100 - $1,400 in total funds: a dollar amount from a concentration or department will be matched by an equal amount from The College. (A DUG's total budget is 50% from the concentration, and 50% from The College.) To apply for funds, the group must have at least one student leader, a faculty sponsor, and a list of activities to be funded for the year.

The proposal will ask the DUG to consider requests for funding that supports one or more the following areas:

  • Building community within the concentration (concentrators & faculty); consider hosting a Concentration Declaration Day.
  • Networking with alums or others in their field (e.g., honoraria)
  • Advising Pre-concentrators
  • Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Providing infrastructure to concentration/DUG

(Note: Funding matched by the College may not be used for compensation of DUG leaders.)

How to receive funds

A DUG student leader must submit a budget proposal listing planned events and a rationale for expenses via UFunds. The DUG's faculty advisor must also submit an endorsement via UFunds that confirms that the department will provide matching funds for the DUG and includes the departmental account number. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

All DUG leaders should view the training slides and fill out the confirmation form at the link at the end of the slide deck.

Requirements for receiving funds

The Curricular Resource Center can assist DUGs with the planning and implementation of these events. 

Once your funding application is reviewed and approved by Peggy Chang at the CRC, the primary contact for your DUG (faculty sponsor and/or department manager) will receive notification of the approval, and the transfer of funds.

For DUG leaders, they must work with their DUG faculty sponsor and/or department manager to access their fund for programming.  Your department manager can help you understand how best to access your approved funds.

Questions? Email [email protected] or contact Dean Peggy Chang.