Conference and Event Funds

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Through the Center for Student Involvement, the Student Funding Committee allocates the Campus Event Fund and the Conference and Training Fund. A committee comprised of UW Tacoma students meets to discuss and review proposals to the Campus Event Fund and Conference and Training Fund.

Both the Conference and Training Fund and the Campus Event Fund are funded by the Services & Activities Fee Committee (SAFC).

Conference and Training Fund (CTF)


Notice Regarding Conferences and Training During COVID-19

Updated July 2020

Due to the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19 and a number of travel restrictions, until further notice, any CTF applications regarding travel will be automatically denied. We will continue to monitor this situation, and will open up options for travel funding in alignment with University of Washington travel policies. At this time, non-essential travel will not be considered until the campus moves into Phase 3. Even then, out of state travel will need to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please understand that this is information is subject to change.

There are many options for virtual training and conference opportunities, and we welcome requests for registration funding for these programs!


The purpose of the Conference and Training Fund (CTF) is to provide funding to send UW Tacoma students to conferences/trainings, bring in trainings/educational sessions to campus, and offer other opportunities to currently enrolled students. A post-conference report is required for submission to the committee within 2 weeks after the conclusion of the conference/training. Be sure to take photos of your participation to share in your post-conference report!

In order to be considered for funding, proposals to the Conference and Training Fund must be received at least six (6) weeks in advance of the upcoming conference. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Hansen, Director of Student Involvement & Leadership, at

Any students traveling international must abide by the UW Student International Travel Policy.

Campus Event Fund (CEF)

The purpose of the Campus Event Fund (CEF) is to provide funding to support activities, events, projects, and/or programs for which the primary audience is UW Tacoma students. Funding requests which appeal to a range of interests are encouraged. Proposals can be submitted by students, faculty and staff members.

Because funding is not guaranteed, it is not recommended for proposers to sign contracts or make purchases prior to receiving a detailed funding decision on your submission. Students who make out-of-pocket purchases are not guaranteed reimbursement.

In order to ensure a successful program, it is strongly encouraged that Campus Event Fund proposals are received four (4) weeks prior to the projected event date.