These grants are out of the Academic Affairs Vice President, Natalie Gavello’s office.
Academic Opportunity Fund (AOF):
The Academic Opportunity Fund awards grants for academic travel that enhances student access to valuable educational experiences beyond the classroom. The program provides opportunities for individuals and student groups to represent and further UC Berkeley’s academic prestige and dedication to education. While most ASUC funding is restricted to on-campus activities, the Academic Opportunity Fund subsidizes off-campus academic pursuits, such as professional meetings, research conferences, academic competitions, and independent research.
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Educational Enhancement Fund (EEF):
The EEF provides monetary support to DeCal courses and independent student-initiated courses at UC Berkeley. The ASUC Office of Academic Affairs administers the EEF in conjunction with the Program for Democratic Education (DeCal). The objective of this fund is to foster the growth of student-run courses and address the un-met academic needs of the student body. Funding is allocated to applicants based on their proposed classroom curriculum and ability to achieve the EEF goals.
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Intellectual Community Fund (ICF):
The Intellectual Community Fund provides monetary support to collaborative events planned by and for Cal students. The objective of ICF is to fund programs that aim to foster a unified campus community that is conducive to free intellectual exchange. Through the distribution of small grants, the Intellectual Community Fund promotes joint campus programs that serve the diverse student population of UC Berkeley. Funding is allocated to student groups that cooperatively plan and advertise academic events serving multiple communities of interest.
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Multicultural Fund (MCF):
The Multicultural Fund provides monetary support to events introducing the campus to a culture. The program provides opportunities for student groups to hold unique and innovative events to increase campus awareness of multicultural issues. The objective of this fund is to build tolerance and appreciation for diversity by broadening students’ perspectives. Funding is allocated to student groups that organize and widely advertise cultural events.
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Public Service Fund (PSF)
The Public Service Fund provides monetary support to increase and facilitate public service efforts targeted towards communities outside of the UC Berkeley campus. The objective of this fund is to encourage students to partake in philanthropic or humanitarian based projects. The Public Service Fund strives to develop a sense of community awareness and enrich students’ community service experiences. Funding is allocated based on the impact the activities/events have on the targeted communities.
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