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.

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2017 – 2018 Matching Funds Cycle Timeline

Fri Nov 10 2017 2017-2018 Matching Funds Cycle Begins
Thurs 16 Nov 2017 Drop-In Question Day at the IDEA Engineering Student Center (8am-4pm)
Wed Nov 29th 2017 Drop-In Question Day at the IDEA Engineering Student Center (8am-4pm)
Fri Dec 15 2017 Applications and Documents are due through online submission form and proposal PDF with detailed budget via email to
Fri Feb 2 2018 Matching Funds Teams notified of awards and first 2/3 funds released
Varies FINAL REPORT DUE* - 20 days after competition/conference date

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.

  • APPLICATION - Due by Monday, December 15th via IDEA Student Center Website.

  • 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 is 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.


If you have questions about the Matching Funds Program, or if you need assistance in creating your proposal, please contact Shane Moise in the IDEA Student Center at or 858-822-3778.