Engineering student organizations participating in project-based competitions hosted by recognized professional engineering organizations may apply for the Jacobs School Dean's Office Matching Funds Program. Funds raised by the student organization will be considered by a selection committee for matching on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to $4,000.

Matching Funds Spring 2019 Cycle Timeline

Mon April 1st Spring 2019 Matching Funds Cycle Begins
Wed April 17th Drop-In Question Day at the IDEA Engineering Student Center (8:30am-4pm)
Wed May 22nd Drop-In Question Day at the IDEA Engineering Student Center (8:30am-4pm)
Fri June 14th Applications and Documents are due through online submission form and proposal PDF with detailed budget submitted via Typeform.
Mon July 1st Matching Funds Teams notified of funding decisions
Varies FINAL REPORT DUE - 20 days after competition/conference date

Matching Funds Fall 2019 Cycle Timeline

Mon September 30th Fall 2019 Matching Funds Cycle Begins
Wed October 16th Drop-In Question Day at the IDEA Engineering Student Center (8:30am-12pm)
Wed November 20th Drop-In Question Day at the IDEA Engineering Student Center (2pm-5pm)
Fri December 13th Applications and Documents are due through online submission form and proposal PDF with detailed budget submitted via Typeform
Mon January 6th Matching Funds Teams notified of funding decisions
Varies FINAL REPORT DUE - 20 days after competition/conference date

**Please note that the Matching Funds program accepts funding proposals during two application cycles – fall quarter and spring quarter. Teams may only submit one application per academic year.

Matching Funds Documents

  • Program Guidelines - Provides the rules and regulations governing the Matching Funds Program. By applying for Matching Funds, project teams acknowledge that they have read and understand these guidelines.

  • Sample Proposal 1 and Sample Proposal 2 - Note that these are provided only as examples of a complete proposal, including budget and faculty letter. Samples do not show the proof of funds which must also be included in your proposal.

  • Sample Final Report 1 and Sample Final Report 2 - Note that these are provided as examples of a complete final report.

  • Matching Funds Executive Summary Template - All submissions must complete an executive summary. This document is very important as it provides direct insight to the evolution of your project or competition approach. Please keep summary documents to 1 page in length and submit with your Matching Funds application.

Submitting Documents

Use the following links to submit all Matching Funds documents. Please note that emailed proposals, receipts, and final reports will not be reviewed.

Questions?

"If you have questions about the Matching Funds Program, or if you need assistance in creating your proposal, please contact the IDEA Engineering Student Center at idea@eng.ucsd.edu or 858-534-6105."