The Graduate Council Fund is closed for the 2023–2024 academic year. No new applications will be accepted at this time. It will resume Autumn Quarter 2024.

Graduate Council provides funding to individuals and groups to travel to conferences and events or host events and other activities on campus. We provide guidelines for applying, examples of previous successful applications, and offer help in designing, running, and advertising your own events.

Individual Funding

Students can apply for up to $750 for a personal grant (e.g., to attend a conference, travel for research, etc.).

Group Funding

Groups can apply for up to $1,500 for a grant that benefits the broader graduate student community (e.g., host a social activity, start a club, etc.).


Every graduate student at the University of Chicago is invited and encouraged to apply.


At least 1 month prior to the dates during which the award will be used, students must submit a complete application. Please note that the fund does not review applications during breaks.

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