Student Life Programming Grants

Student Life Programming Grants exist to financially support student-organized programs and events that meet the needs of Homewood students by supporting the following priorities identified by Homewood Student Affairs. Applications will be reviewed and assessed based on their commitment to:

  • Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities
  • Creating Meaningful Opportunities for Engagement
  • Nurturing Healthy and Safe Communities
  • Promoting Civic Discourse

Priority will be given to applications that promote group collaboration and/or present a new initiative or program.


Program Eligibility

  • All student organizations applying for funds must be registered with the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement. You may check to see if your student organization is registered at Hopkins Groups.
  • Student organizations applying for funds are encouraged to collaborate with other registered student organizations, administrative offices, or academic departments.
  • ll sponsored events must be open and advertised to all Homewood students. Private parties or exclusive events will not be funded.
  • Strongest considerations will be given to an event that includes a performance, speaker, cultural element, educational component, or community building activity. The Committee will not fund for an event that is for recruiting purposes only.
  • The SLPG will not fund for prizes of any kind, t-shirts, JHU faculty or staff fees, or non-JHU student or group travel. For t-shirts, the group can apply for the Johns Hopkins Credit union t-shirt grant (CUTS).
  • Any equipment or reusable items purchased with SLPG funds are the property of Johns Hopkins University. Your proposal must include a plan for storage, security, and future use of the purchased equipment and/or reusable items.
  • SLPG does not directly fund charities or community agencies.
  • SLPG cannot be used to fund events retroactively.
  • The SLPG funds are a resource for seed money for groups initiating new programs. Over time as programs continue and grow, the SLPG may fund recurring events at a reduced rate
  • The SLPG Committee reserves the right to amend these program eligibility requirements at their discretion.
  • Student Organizations receiving Student Life Programming Grants are required to complete the SLPG Program Survey following their event.

Budget Information

  • A complete proposal must include a Program Expenses Spreadsheet (view this Word Document: SLPG Grant Expense Sheet Template.)
  • SLPG will be awarded in amounts up to $500; $1000 if you are co-sponsoring the event.
  • Funding is for the direct payment of vendors or independent contractors who provided services for the program or the reimbursement of event purchases made by a student group member.
  • If funded, student organizations will receive the grant proceeds in their group account once their event has been registered and approved in HopkinsGroups and a plan has been provided for storage of equipment and reusable items. Then the group will need to bring the appropriate original invoices, contracts, or receipts to their financial administrator for processing.
  • Proposals without a detailed budget or with an incomplete information may result in the program not being funded by SLPG.
  • Unused SLPG funding will be recalled at the end of the semester.

Alcohol at Events

  • SLPG will not fund alcohol. If alcohol is a part of a proposed program, the event must take place on campus. All events with alcohol must abide by the University’s Alcohol Policy as well as state and local laws.
  • If alcohol is present at the event, an equally attractive non-alcoholic option must be available, as well as a meal or substantial food.

How to Submit

  • Grants submissions occur only one time per semester.
  • The deadline for submitting in the 2017 fall semester is September 10, 2017.
  • Grant proposals are due via online submissions before 11:59 p.m. on the deadline dates. Grants submitted in paper form or incomplete proposal forms will not be considered.
  • The SLPG committee meets within 1.5 weeks after proposals are due.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Online proposals for Fall 2017 are due by 11:59 p.m. on September 10, 2017.

Submit the SLPG Proposal Form

Have Questions?

For additional information, contact:

Kirsten Fricke
Director of Student Leadership and Involvement/SLPG Coordinator
Mattin Center, Suite 131

The SLPG receives its budget from the Parents Fund and the Dean of Student Life. These offices have provided funding for this Committee to act as a clearinghouse for student group funding requests.