Student Funding for Projects, Research, and Conferences

Applying for Funding through the McCarthy Center

All CSB+SJU students may request funding through the McCarthy Center to support professional development, academic, or civic engagement opportunities. The McCarthy Center has limited funds to support such requests and therefore has instituted a funding proposal process to enhance funding equity.

Funding may be requested to subsidize travel costs, pay for attendance fees, supply costs and more. Funding may be distributed as a reimbursement of fees or supplies with proper documentation.

Funding decisions are made periodically through the year based on the perceived impact of the project for CSB+SJU, the McCarthy Center, and our mission. Funding decisions are made at the discretion of McCarthy Center staff on the basis of available funding. To apply for funding, please complete this form. You may be contacted via email for additional information before a funding decision is made.

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 McCarthy Center. 

Funding applications should be submitted before the project commences. 

Guidelines for McCarthy Center Funding for Student Projects, Research, and Conferences:

Funding is subject to the following conditions:

  1. CSB+SJU students of any major are eligible for funding through the McCarthy Center.
  2. If the project is in collaboration with faculty, staff, or other CSB+SJU students, please list them in the application.
  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 Matt Lindstrom with a copy to the McCarthy Center via our email: We do our best to highlight the important work of our students. 

Please direct any questions to Matt Lindstrom.