How to Apply

The Interprofessional Service Funding Initiative is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Funds will be awarded only to programs that adhere to this policy.

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The Interprofessional Service Funds are intended to encourage interprofessional service while addressing the University Strategic Plan themes of interprofessional education, local and global engagement and creating a dynamic campus community.  As funds are limited, applicants must be accountable to uphold the funding process. Funds must be used properly in order to ensure that groups continue to have access to funds. Therefore, the following required procedures are in place to ensure student group, USGA and Allocations Committee accountability:

  • Applications must be submitted online by an executive board member of the group. This will be verified through the student group’s website.  Advisors are not eligible to fill out the application for a student group. Events must occur during the indicated timeframe for each application deadline.  Please note: funding applications are reviewed on a bi-semesterly basis and once at the beginning of the summer
  • Applicants should consider submitting a letter of support from the community that will receive the service
  • No funding will be given to activities held prior to the review of the application. All applications will be reviewed by a review committee made up of USGA executive board members and Campus Life Services staff. See Judging criteria used by the review committee
  • Committee award decisions are final
  • Student groups are required to schedule a pre-event meeting with the Allocations Committee within two weeks of grant award notification. At this time, the Statement of Agreement must be signed and submitted. Failure to schedule this initial meeting will result in the forfeiture of your funding award. No other penalties will be incurred by your group as a result

    *Please note: You must be listed as an executive board member on your student group’s website to represent the group at the pre- and post- event meetings OR have documentation from the listed president of the group you are representing and the advisor in order to receive funding.  If you are not a listed executive board member, please bring a valid UMB ID to verify your student status.
  • Awards will be given in one lump sum, checks will be requested after the submission of the Statement of Agreement and the pre-event meeting with the Allocations Committee has taken place. No exceptions will be made. Checks will be made payable to the student group serving as the primary applicant.  All external bank account requirements, as established by Campus Life Services, must be met prior to releasing the check.
  • Interprofessional Service Funding recipients are required to have a post-event meeting with the Allocations Committee within 30 days of your event completion date. You must also complete your Project Evaluation and Financial Report and compile all event receipts before your meeting and be prepared to present them at your post-event meeting.  Failure to do so will result in the student group being restricted from receiving funding in the future.
  • If the interprofessional service funding amount exceeds the total budget, the student group will be required to return the overage at their post-event meeting with the Allocations Committee.
  • Failure to comply with the policies or required procedures may result in any of the following consequences to be determined by the Allocations Committee
    • Ineligibility to apply for service funds for the remainder of the academic year
    • Ineligibility to apply for service funds for the remainder of the calendar year
    • Probationary status may be assigned to the student group if any steps of the required procedures do not take place within 90 days of the scheduled event.
    • The student group may be required to repay the full amount of the funding receiving