Student Tech Fund: Call for Large Grant Abstracts through 1/17/20

November 19, 2019

 Student Affairs


Dear Cal community,

The Student Technology Fund’s (STF) large-scale grant cycle for projects seeking over $5,000 is now open.  Submit a project abstract here by January 17, 2020 so that you may be invited to enter a full length proposal in March 2020.  Grantees will receive funds in November 2020. See the information and resources below to prepare your application.

Any student, staff or faculty 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, Graduate Assembly, academic department, or other functional unit.

This fee, assessed at $51 per semester for seven years, provides funding to secure volume software licensing for students (e.g. Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Matlab, LinkedIn Learning, etc). 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

Applicants must submit their project abstract by January 17, 2020 via online application.  Before submitting a project abstract, please review the funding guidelines.  In February, selected applicants will be invited by the STF Committee to submit full proposals, which will be due March 6, 2020.  Full proposals will be reviewed in March and April, allocations will be made in May 2020, and funds will be available in October 2020.  For questions and additional information, visit the Student Tech Fund website or email

Grant-writing workshops, individual in-person and online advising appointments all week, and drop-in advising twice a week are available.  See details here.


Stephen C. Sutton, Ed.D.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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