Student Tech Fund Now Accepting Proposals

September 20, 2017

The Student Technology Fund (STF) proposal submission process is now open for fast-track projects with a cap of $5000 per project. The deadline to submit project proposals is October 10, 2017.


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. Individuals must obtain a fiscal sponsor to administer awarded funds, such as a registered student group, ASUC/GA, academic department, or other functional unit.


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, and Matlab.  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


Before submitting a proposal, please review the Student Tech Fund Guidelines, proposal form, and reference materials located at


October 10, 2017: Online proposals due for the Fall 2017 Fast-Track review process

The complete calendar for 2017-18 can be found here:

The Student Tech Fund Committee will be holding open office hours to advise applicants about their proposals on Thursday, 10/5 from 11am-12pm and Friday, 10/6 from 2pm-3pm in Eshleman 212.  Note that this is the same date that submissions are due, so applicants who attend the session should come prepared with a fairly developed proposal.


Proposals are due October 10, 2017. Proposals will be reviewed by the Student Technology Fund Committee (STFC) during the fall semester, with the intent of allocating funds in January 2018.

The STFC consists of student, faculty and staff voting members. More information about the STFC is available at

If you have any questions about the STF project proposal submission process, please email

Thank you,

Alexandra Reese Burbey and Jennifer McNulty
Student Technology Fund Committee Co-Chairs