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Are you or your student group looking for seed funding to get a project started? SIF can help!

Student projects help build a vibrant student life on campus but often cost more than an individual student can afford.  Ryerson University is committed to supporting student initiatives to bring academic, cultural, and recreational projects to life. So, if you are an undergraduate, graduate, or continuing education student with a great idea, please submit a SIF application!

The Student Initiatives Fund (SIF) is in charge of funding thousands of dollars to dozens of student initiatives every year, with its primary focus on seed funding for new projects.  Decisions are made by your peers as the committee is comprised of student representatives from each of the six faculties, RSU, CESAR, and the Office of the Vice Provost of Students.  Every year, the committee helps individuals and student groups achieve success by funding their amazing student led initiatives.

  1. Will your project develop community at Ryerson University?
  2. Will it enhance student life beyond academics?
  3. Will it positively promote the image of Ryerson on campus or beyond?

If you answered yes to these questions, then there‚Äôs a good chance SIF can help you get your project off the ground.  Take a look at our official policy to see if SIF is right for your idea.

Ready to start?  Check out our SIF Guide, everything you need to know about applying to SIF.


Previously Funded Projects

In 2016-2017, SIF funded various student-led projects and initiatives, such as:

  • Kempton Documentary
  • Midwifery Conference 2016
  • Ryerson Engineering Competition 2016     
  • Beyond the BSc Conference
  • Ted Rogers Management Conference
  • Diwali Cultural Gala 2016
  • Dynasty Fashion Show
  • Ryerson Cross Country

Student Space Initiative (Student Space Upgrade)

Student groups can also apply for a Student Space Upgrade to have their on campus student spaces renovated. Check out more information about the Student Space Upgrade process here.

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SIF Applications for 2017-2018 are open as of August 21, 2017 through to March 2, 2018. Apply/login here.

***SIF Application Database Temporary Closure Notification***

Due to an overwhelming response in applications for SIF Funding for the 2017-2018 Academic Year, the Application Database will be temporarily closed from December 8th 2017- January 8th 2018.

This temporary closure will allow the SIF Team to book presentations for the Winter Term in a timely manner, once the database re-opens.

If you submitted an application before December 8th 2017, please expect to receive a response on the status of your application in mid-January 2017.