Student Tech Fund Now Accepting Large-scale Project Proposals

December 18, 2017

Sent campus-wide from the Office of the Vice Chancellor Student Affairs

The Student Technology Fund (STF) proposal submission process is now open for large-scale projects. The deadline to submit project abstracts is January 8, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY

Any student, faculty member, or staff member of the University of California, Berkeley is eligible to submit a proposal for consideration by the Student Technology Fund Committee. Individual students must obtain a fiscal sponsor to administer awarded funds, such as a registered student group, ASUC/GA, academic department, or other functional unit.

ALLOWABLE COSTS

This fee, assessed at $51 per semester for seven years, provides funding to negotiate with commercial software vendors on behalf of students to secure volume licensing of software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Matlab, and most recently, Lynda.com.  It also provides funding to support additional student technology services and initiatives.  Fee funds are prohibited from subsidizing core information technology infrastructure.

Funding categories include:

  • Applications and Software Development
  • Commercial Software Licensing
  • Hardware and Technology Equipment Acquisition
  • Investigative and Planning Projects
  • Technology Events
  • Training, Support, and Access to Technology Programs

HOW TO APPLY

Before submitting a proposal, please review the Student Tech Fund Guidelines, proposal form, and reference materials located at http://techfund.berkeley.edu/apply

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Proposal abstracts for the annual Large Scale project review process are due January 8, 2018.  The complete calendar for 2017-18 can be found at http://techfund.berkeley.edu/apply/deadlines

REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS

Abstracts are due January 8, 2018.  In February, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals, which will be due March 9, 2018.  Proposals will be reviewed by the Student Technology Fund Committee (STFC) in March-April, with the intent of making decisions in the month of May and allocating funds in June.

More information about the Student Tech Fund is available at http://techfund.berkeley.edu.

If you have any questions about the STF project proposal submission process, please email techfund@berkeley.edu.

Best,

Jennifer McNulty and Lexi Burbey, Student Tech Fund Committee Co-Chairs

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