SMSA Funding For Student Groups

All proposals are subject to approval by the SMSA Treasurer. Annual funding is for student organizations that have registered with Student Activities and Leadership (SAL): if your student group has not registered with SAL, please do so as soon as possible. Since Group Conference Travel (GCT) and Student Projects and Initiatives Funding (SPIF) are disbursed on a rolling basis, you are more likely to obtain funding if you apply for it well in advance of your conference travel, event, or project work.

1) Annual Funding

*Only groups registered with SAL are eligible to apply. The SMSA annual funding deadline is always in early September.

Specialty interest groups do not receive funding from SMSA; instead, those groups secure funding annually from their respective SoM/hospital departments. 

All Stanford Medical School student groups that are registered with SAL are eligible to apply for programmatic funding from SMSA. The Annual Funding application process takes place each September to provide group funding for the fiscal year (9/1-8/31). As Annual Funding is the main SMSA source of funding for student organizations, it is highly recommended that existing student groups register with SAL by the spring deadline of an academic year to qualify for Annual Funding during the following academic year.

2) Group Conference Travel (GCT)

SMSA will reimburse a student group’s conference travel costs up to $450. Only one GCT application will be funded per student group per year, and a maximum of $150 will be awarded to any one student traveling to a group conference. A student who wishes to attend multiple conferences within a given fiscal year (9/1-8/31) can receive a maximum of $300 in SMSA travel funding ($150 from GCT funding and another $150 from Individual Conference Travel (ICT) support).

3) Student Projects and Initiatives Funding (SPIF)

If you have any questions, please contact the SMSA Treasurer.