An individual or student group may submit a SIF application once per semester. Your application can be for one large project, or may be for several smaller projects happening throughout that semester.
Funding is dispersed according to a rubric that the SIF Committee uses when your group presents your initiative to SIF. You may apply to SIF for funding once per semester and it can be for one large project or an amount that will cover multiple smaller events in a semester. Funding for student initiatives will be limited to a maximum of $5,000 for new projects (in place for 3 years or less), and $2500 for established projects (in place for 4 years or more) depending on the merit of the proposal and its benefit to the Ryerson community.
If your group is awarded the full $5,000 for new projects or $2,500 for established projects, you are eligible to submit a secondary application to be considered for up to $4,000 for new projects, and $2000 for established projects. For more information, please read about our secondary applications here.
You must use any SIF funding you receive within the SIF academic cycle you receive it. The SIF academic cycle is September 1st to August 31st.
Funds cannot be transferred from one year to subsequent years. All unused funds will be returned to SIF at the end of the SIF academic cycle (August 31st).
SIF decisions are final. There are no appeals.