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How to Apply to COSO for Funding:

1) Complete the appropriate form: Publication, Conference/Travel, or Event Funding Proposal. Your proposal should be detailed, legible and thorough. In addition, you must provide an itemized budget for food and other miscellaneous expenses.

2) Submit proposal to Collis 303 by Friday at noon. (Event proposals may also be submitted by completing the online form- same time deadline of Friday at noon)

3) Check your email the following Tuesday for confirmation that your request has been received. You will also be invited to come to the COSO meeting the following day.

4) Present your proposal to the COSO board at their weekly meeting (Wednesday between 3-5pm).

5) COSO will deliberate and inform you of the funding decision within approximately 5-10 minutes.


Funding Guidelines


  • COSO is the primary source of funding - cannot receive funding from other UFC groups (PB, CGB, SA, GLC, Club Sports, SPEC, DOC, COCO)
  • COSO funds events that have a total cost of under $5,000. If the total cost is above $5,000, you must apply to SPEC. 
  • 2 instructional workshops by an outside instructor per term when appropriate
  • 4 regularly scheduled events with food (lunch dinner) per term; Must have specific topic, date, speakers, location on proposal.
  • Selective organizations can apply for funds for events open to the entire campus.
  • COSO does not fund retroactively.
  • No ticket sales to undergraduate students
  • Movie and media screenings must observe copyright laws.
  • Any leftover money must be returned to COSO
  • Go Green Publications incentive: COSO will provide funding for domain hosting, web design, and give $100 if no paper copies are printed. 


  • $7 per person for catered food
  • $8 per person for cooking


  • $3 per person for refreshments
  • All proposals must include an itemized food budget.
    • If your proposal does not include an itemized food budget, your proposal will not be considered. 


  • Driving Distance: COSO will fund up to 8 participants.
      • For additional participants, justification must be explained.
      • All drivers must be college approved. 
  • Flights: COSO will fund transportation for up to 4 students
      • For additional participants, justification must be explained.
      • All flight travel arrangements should be made through the Dartmouth Travel Office.
  • Lodging: 4 to a room, except where gender is a factor.
  • Food: COSO will not incur the cost of food for conference or travel expense.


Last Updated: 4/7/13