Graduate student organizations (GSO)s are the backbone of UC Merced's vibrant atmosphere. They allow for collaboration among students, create opportunities for professional development, host important campus events, and contribute to diversity, equity and a positive climate on campus. The GSO fund is designed to fund these important campus entities, so they are successful in supporting their mission.
In 2021-2022, we allocated $2,900 to graduate student organizations including: RadioBio, Biophysics Graduate Club, Graduate Pedagogy Association, and Merced Indian Graduate Student Association.
For Fall 2018, we allocated $1,000 to GSOs, and in Fall 2019 we allocated $3,000 to GSOs.
Want to recieve funds for your organization? Please check out the GSO Fund Policy to see if your organization is elegible and how the process works.
Applications for GSO Funding will close on October 8th, 2021. Applications will be submitted here.
Each application should address both funding needs and how said funds will benefit UC Merced and Merced at large. Please see the GSO Fund Policy for the grading rubic used to score applications.
Want to register your organization as an official club? Click here to learn more and get started.