Spring 2022 Update:
For events taking place Monday, January 24th, 2022 through Saturday, February 12th, 2022 SFB applications are DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH.
SFB members will begin reviewing the applications the week of January 17th. This will be a tight turnaround and we ask that you respond to any requested modifications via the Mason360 chat in a timely manner or your organization will risk not receiving funding.
Should your organization require a contract or any additional documents we request that you submit your application(s) as soon as possible to ensure proper review and signatures. Otherwise, you may not be able to host the vendor on campus and/or provide them with compensation. Finally, we wanted to remind you of the following.
Fall 2021 Update:
We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.* All applications are due according to the deadlines below and as listed in the deadlines tab (30, 45, 60 days before an event depending on cost).
Apply now using the “Money” tab on your Organization’s Mason360 page (click Money > Budgeting to see the application).
*Please keep in mind that your organization is responsible for following all current COVID-19 event restrictions, even if the event is off-campus. Any violation of these guidelines will affect your organization’s ability to receive funding from SFB in the future. See current guideline here: https://www2.gmu.edu/safe-return-campus/events-and-gatherings
We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. All applications for early fall events (August 23-September 15) are due August 1st. After August 1st, all applications will be accepted according to usual deadlines (see deadlines tab).
Please email email@example.com with questions.
Application Process via Mason360
The entire application process will now be through Mason360! SFB will no longer be using email to provide decision information. You will be able to see all of your approved requests and allocation amounts on your organization’s page on Mason360. All communication regarding funding decisions and application questions will be through Mason360’s chat function.
Single Organization Application Instructions: https://si.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Single-Organization.pdf
Collaboration Application Instructions: https://si.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Instructions-Collaborations-updated.pdf
Application Limits and Deadlines
Applications for events $499.99 or less with no contract
All Applications for $500 or less with no contract are due 30 days before your event . Applications must be submitted by your RSO’s President or Treasurer by 11:59PM EST via Mason360.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. You can track your application status on Mason360. Review process will begin within 5 business days of submission.
Applications for events $500.00 – $4999.99*
All Applications for $5,000.00 or less are due 45 days before your event . Applications must be submitted by your RSO’s President or Treasurer by 11:59PM EST via Mason360.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. You can watch your application status on Mason360. Review process will begin within 5 business days of submission.
*Tier 1 organizations can only apply for up to $999.99.
Applications for events $5,000.00 or more
All Applications over $5000 must be submitted at least 60 days before your event. Applications must be submitted by your RSO’s President or Treasurer by 11:59PM EST via Mason360.
All applications over $5000 may be asked to present to the board. This request will come via Mason360. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. You can watch your application status on Mason360. Review process will begin within 5 business days of submission.
New Collaboration Policy
- In order to keep accurate budgets for all groups, all collaborating organizations contributing funds to an event must submit separate applications for the cost of items that their organization(s) have agreed to purchase.
- Organizations may pool available funds.
- Large costs (catering/performer fees) can be split but should be notated in the application.
- Unfortunately, there will be no monetary benefit for collaborating with organizations at this time.
Tier Level Guidelines
Tier 1 RSOs can receive up to $3,000 per academic year and cannot apply for travel funding or request for funding over $1,000. Tier 1 RSOs cannot use SFB for:
- Events Production, Events Management/Facility Fees
- Conferences/ Leadership Programs/ Competitions
- Speaker/Performance Fees
Tier 2 RSOs can receive up to $6,000 per academic year, and may request funds for travel/conference expenses (travel is restricted to $1000.00 per academic year and $500.00 per individual).
New Honorarium Policy
Honorariums cannot exceed $500.