Funding Guideline Links:
Activities that we fund must benefit the entirety of the student body. Through our student groups, this manifests in our policies regarding advertisement and open invitations for activities. Our research funding is an extension of this policy as successful conference presentations continue to grow the School of Medicine’s research powerhouse reputation on a national and international scale.
Please read the guidelines linked above in their entirety and feel free to ask us if you have any questions.
SCOMSA offers funding for on campus events and research conference expenditures. All funds must be requested and approved by us before you can use the money. Requests should include itemized budgets in all cases unless this is impossible, in which case an explanation for why is expected either in the Additional Comments field. Requests with lump sums, poor descriptions, or no descriptions will almost certainly be denied. Funding requests must be submitted at least 3 days prior to the SCOMSA meeting before your event. No retroactive funding will be available. SCOMSA meetings are typically held the first Wednesday of every month, so this means all funding requests must be submitted the Sunday before the meeting by 11:59 pm.
If reimbursements are needed, please submit requests within 30 days of the event. You MUST have submitted a funding request that was approved at a SCOMSA meeting before requesting reimbursements. Receipts must be ITEMIZED or they will not be accepted. Online Reimbursement Forms are available for Conferences and Student Activities. If approved, a physical check will arrive via mail in 6-8 weeks. Note: food orders are no longer eligible for reimbursement as of October 14th, 2022.