STF Funding Processes

Student Technology Fee Innovation Grants
Fall 2022 - Deadline is October 7
Spring 2023 - call will be issued in February via Front Page

Do you have an innovative technology research project in mind? Do you need funding? A portion of the Student Technology Fee has been reserved to fund your innovative research projects.

To support the initiatives of the University, the Provost, CIO and Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee (STFAC) updated the grant guidelines to support research and capitalize on the impact of the grant.  STF grants should support technology-based research opportunities that show student impact. Each grant must also include a plan to disseminate the research results so others can benefit from this innovative work.

The grant is not designed to provide ongoing funding and must be used within the fiscal year budget guidelines. The grant is not designed to fund cameras, iPads or computers.  STF provides a bulk quantity of cameras, iPads and computers for checkout through Russell Library.

All grant proposals must have the approval and quote(s) from Information Technology. The Director of Technology Support Services, Sonny McKenzie, will assist you with pricing and help to ensure your project can be implemented. Please send your request to sonny.mckenzie@gcsu.edu with STF Grant noted.  Once you have a well-researched plan with a budget, please complete the Student Technology Fee Grant Request Form.

After you complete your submission, a confirmation email will be sent. Please don't hesitate to contact us with your concerns and suggestions.

The deadline for application submission is October 7, so start planning! The STFAC will provide written notification of fund disbursement by October 28.  If you have any questions, please contact the committee at stf@gcsu.edu.

Proposal Rubric -  Used by the STFAC to score Innovative Grants
USG Technology Fee Guidelines

Return to the main Student Technology Fee site.

Information on previously awarded grants

Grants awarded in Fiscal Year 2022, Fiscal Year 2021, Fiscal Year 2020, Fiscal Year 2019, Fiscal Year 2018 and Fiscal Year 2017 are available on our intranet site:  Student Technology Fee GrantsAccess to this information is limited to Georgia College and requires your Unify credentials. 

Special Funding Process

In accordance with the Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee (STFAC) procedures, the committee may consider special requests for funding and recommend such requests to the CIO.  Requests should follow the USG Technology Fee Guidelines.  Priority will be given to requests that:

  • Directly benefit students
  • Assist students in meeting their educational objectives
  • Benefit broad groups of students or the entire student population instead of specific students or groups of students
  • Combine funding with funding from other affected parties

Special Requests for Funding will NOT be awarded for:

  • Administrative hardware or software
  • Specialized research equipment
  • Items that do not have a direct impact on students’ instructional objectives

The special funding request is for items that do not qualify for the Innovative Technology Fee Grant.  Calls for the Innovative Technology Fee Grant Proposals are announced every fall and spring.

The following steps should be taken as you prepare your request for consideration by the Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee:

Review the USG Guidelines to ensure your request is appropriate.
Obtain the approval of your immediate supervisor.  If you need guidance on a technology solution, please contact Sonny McKenzie, Director of Technology Support Services.  If you know what technology you want to purchase, please contact techquote@gcsu.edu to provide a quote and pricing for your request. 

Apply for funding by completing the: 
Student Technology Fee Special Funding Request Form
Please remember to attach your quote.  Your submission will be shared with the STFAC Chair and CIO.  Your request will be reviewed to verify it qualifies for technology fee funds.  The proposal, it approved, will be included on agenda for the next scheduled meeting of the STFAC.  The requestor will be invited to the meeting to share their request and answer questions.  

Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee (STFAC)
Student Technology Fee Main Page
stf@gcsu.edu