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Apply for ISU Funding

Last Updated: August 12, 2023

ISU funds any international-oriented event held on campus. Kindly read the funding requirements below before applying for funding. For more information, please email the VP of Funding Tomas Choi at

Funding Requirements

1. The organization must be registered under SAFC or GPSAFC.

2. ISU funds accessible events that promote internationalism/cultural exchange and allow a diverse group of students to interact.

3. Each organization can be funded for up to 3 events per semester.

4. Events must be open to the Cornell Community. As a result, ISU does not fund events held during university holidays.

5. Events must be non-profit.

6. ISU cannot fund events where a portion of ISU co-sponsorship funds would go to charity. Only operating expenses would be covered. However, a donation box is permitted.

7. ISU does NOT fund durable goods, but we can fund food.

8. ISU usually funds around $5 per attendee. However, this number can be subject to other factors.

9. ISU reserves the rights to amend the guidelines.

Funding Procedure

1. Fill out the ISU Funding Request Form

2. Fill out the form and email it to VP of Funding at This must be done at least 14 days BEFORE the event.

3. **All quotes for any items should be attached to the email.**

4. Publicity material for the event clearly indicating ISU as a co-sponsor should be attached to the email. All publicity for events funded by ISU must contain our logo (see links below), and include "Co-sponsored by ISU." Failure to do so will result in penalties. ISU asks that this phrase and the ISU logo are included in online and offline publicity material, even if the hearing has not yet taken place. This is because there is a possibility that the hearing may not occur until after the event, especially during high traffic periods. ISU transfers sponsorship money only after seeing publicity which properly indicate ISU as a sponsor. Event blurbs and/or posters can be emailed to, and will be redistributed onto the ISU listserv.

5. ISU will reach out with further details about a hearing timing. Hearings are held weekly on Saturdays in the afternoon at Olin Library 303. The VP of Funding must be informed of any cancellations 24 hours BEFORE the hearing. Failure to do so will be taken into consideration in future funding applications from organization."

6. Please be punctual for the hearing and prepare a short presentation about your organization and event.

7. ISU will reach out with a decision within 2 days of the hearing.

8. ISU requests that up to 5 tickets be reserved for our members should we fund your event.​

Please use the following logos for your publicity material: