Grant Allocation Committee

What We Do

The ASM Grant Allocation Committee (GAC) is comprised of 9 UW-Madison graduate and undergraduate students who are responsible for awarding grants to registered student organizations (RSOs) for travel, events, and operations. Funding for these grants comes from segregated university fees. Each year, the total funding available for each type of grant is jointly determined by the Student Council and the Student Services Finance Committee. Any registered student organization in good standing with the Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI) is eligible to apply for a grant.

The GAC makes all decisions in a viewpoint neutral manner, as required by the United States Supreme Court. More information on viewpoint neutrality can be found here.

The GAC maintains its own Policies and Procedures. Once the academic year begins, these will be followed consistently for all applicants, and any revisions will not take effect until the following year.The Grant Allocation Committee also complies with UW System Administrative Policy 820, Segregated University Fees as well as local, state, and federal laws.

Who We Are

The members of the Grant Allocation Committee for the 2019/2020 academic year are listed below.

Christopher Bosma

Grant Allocation Committee Chair


Yash Himmatramka

Student Council Representative


Maya Zhao

At- large Representative


Richard Shi

Student Council Representative

Rahul Badjatia

At- large Representative


Brian Lacy

At- large Representative


Emma Axelrod

Student Council Representative


Claire Kilgore

At- large Representative


Katherine Benjamin

At- large Representative


What We Offer

There are four grants that the GAC allocates to RSOs

Operations Grant

Operations Grants provide funding for the routine operational and recruitment expenses of student organizations.

Event Grant

Event Grants support on-campus RSO events that are educational, free and open to all UW-Madison students.

Travel Grant

Travel Grants support RSO travel to places and events that serve to further the mission of the RSO and bring information back to UW-Madison

Open Fund Grant

Open Fund Grant simplifies the process by which RSOs can access small amounts of grant funding from ASM for routine operational and recruiting purposes.


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