Frequently Asked Questions

Any current SDSU student can apply. 

Yes, if you are writing a proposal that impacts your college.

However, you may submit through the Campus-Wide Initiatives if you are an undeclared major or if your project will impact students of more than one college).

Applications are available every Fall, this year the application is available online beginning September 1st, 2017.

Only applications submitted through apply link will be considered. No paper or email applications will be accepted. Incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified from the vetting process.

Applications are due by October 6, 2017.  

There is technically no limit, but please keep in mind that the overall budget for 2017 is approximately $1.3 million.  

In addition, there are three (3) funding categories that are reviewed:

1. $0-$5000
2. $5001-$20,000
3. $20,001+

Previously funded proposals include: workshops, conference/convention attendance, team student projects, symposia, lecture series, undergraduate research, and student travel. 
Please list the student contact name and email in the proposal that will be in charge of spearheading the proposal. If for some reason you need to edit the contact info, please email studentsuccessfee@mail.sdsu.edu with the updated information. 

An advisor should be willing to: 

  • Provide feedback and assist with the application submission
  • Engage with students throughout the project
  • Assist with university policy and procedures for project/travel expenditures

Yes, international travel is permitted through SSF funds. However the following states are not permitted due to CA Assembly Bill 1887 which prevents travel to : KS, MS, NC, TN, AL, KY, SD, TX

No, the fee is not applied to students from the Imperial Valley campus.  Therefore students must find alternative funding sources if they wish to be a part of an SSF project. 

What is Assembly Bill 1887 (AB1887)?

AB1887 is a California law that restricts state agencies from requiring its employees to travel to any state that has enacted a law that discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. For a complete text of the bill, please visit the California Legislation information website, 

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1887

AB1887 applies to all CSU employees, officers, or members, as well a non-employee travelers, including students.

As a result of this new law, the CSU is restricted from requiring employees to travel to certain states. Additionally, the CSU is prohibited from approving state-funded or state-sponsored travel (including auxiliary organization funds which have limited flexibility on a case-by-case basis to be determine by the campus) to those states. The state to be traveled to is the deciding factor for the ability to travel, not the funding source for the travel, unless one of the documented exceptions is met (see FAQ #7).

After you submit you should see the confirmation screen that states:

We thank you for your time spent filling this application.
Your application has been submitted.

As long as you see this screen then you should be good to go. If you would like to double check, then please email studentsuccessfee@mail.sdsu.edu 

All proposals must be completed within December 1, 2017 - May 15, 2018 timeframe.
Final reports are due by May 15, 2018