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Presidential Funding

Process for applying for presidential funding

Students, student clubs, faculty, and staff often seek funding to support travel, events, professional development opportunities, and research (hereafter, referred to as "projects.") from the College of Saint Benedict President's Office. The CSB President's Office has limited funds to support such requests, and therefore has instituted a funding proposal process to enhance funding equity.

Funding decisions are made four times per year based on the perceived impact of the project for CSB, and are made purely at the discretion of President's Office staff on the basis of available funding.  Priority is given to projects that seek to enhance and support inclusion at CSB, or requests that help provide access to educational and experiential opportunities to individuals of limited financial resources.

To apply for CSB President's Office funding, please complete the funding request form. You may be contacted via email for additional information before a funding decision is made. 

Application deadlines are as follows:

Application Deadline    

Notification of funding on or before

January 15

February 1

April 15

May 1

July 15

August 1

October 15

November 1

We seek to fund a variety of experiences with the limited funds we have, and, as such, funding a project in one fiscal year does not guarantee future funding through the President's Office. 

Funding applications should be submitted before the project commences. 

Only CSB students, CSB/SJU student clubs, CSB/SJU faculty, and CSB staff are eligible for funding through this process. External applications will not be considered. 

Funding is subject to the following conditions: 

Guidelines for Presidential Funding for Students

  1. Only CSB students or events including CSB students are eligible for funding through the CSB President's Office. College of Saint Benedict students should list their affiliation as the College of Saint Benedict on all project materials.
  2. Prior to requesting funding for your project, you must let us know who your faculty/staff advisor is and ensure they are aware of your request for support.
  3. Prior to any international travel funds request, you must work with the Office for Education Abroad (OEA) to complete the necessary paperwork.
  4. Prior to your project, you must submit a brief summary outlining the purpose of your project and details of participation to Michael Hemmesch, CSB/SJU Executive Director of Public Relations, with a copy to the CSB President's Office. We do our best to highlight the important work of our students. 

Guidelines for Presidential Funding for Faculty/Staff

  1. CSB staff and CSB/SJU faculty are eligible to apply for funding, provided that their project clearly benefits the CSB community and/or CSB students. Staff and faculty should list their affiliation as the College of Saint Benedict, or as the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University, as appropriate, on all project materials.
  2. Prior to your project, you must submit a brief summary outlining the purpose of your project and details of participation to Michael Hemmesch, CSB/SJU Executive Director of Public Relations, with a copy to the CSB President's Office. We do our best to highlight the important work of our faculty and staff.