Florida State University Congress of Graduate Students

Congress of Graduate Students



COGS Funding

COGS offers funding for recognized graduate student organizations (RSOs) and individual students attending and presenting at conferences. 

Graduate RSOs, LSC, and MSC Funding Requests:
If you are interested in applying for funding for your RSO through COGS, LSC or MSC, please use the COGS Allocation Request Form. FOR COGS Funding Requests: All new business is due the Thursday before a regularly scheduled COGS meeting. Financial requests take up to two weeks to process after a meeting, so groups are encouraged to submit requests as soon as possible. Please refer to the SGA Financial Manual for the Purchase Request timeline. Once funding is secured, Please go to the Nole Central website (https://nolecentral.dsa.fsu.edu/) and complete a Purchase Request to use your allocated funds.


RSOs must be recognized student organizations, have at least two (2) financially certified board members and have submitted the Statement of Understanding Form to SG&A Accounting prior to submitting COGS/LSC/MSC fund requests. Please note that COGS/LSC/MSC requests must follow SG&A Accounting guidelines and strictly adhere to SGA Statutes, COGS Code, and Financial Manual. All requests must be submitted at least 21 business days prior to the event or activity funds are being requested and have at least three quotes for all purchases.


Review COGS Funding Policies & Guidelines for graduate RSOs 2022-23 to ensure you have the proper information to apply for COGS/LSC/MSC funding.


Conference Attendance and Presentation Support Grants for Individual Graduate Students:
If you are interested in applying for funding, use the link Individual Conference Presentation and Attendance Grants and review the Eligibility guidelines prior to applying. Please note that all applications must be submitted at least 15 business days prior to your conference to be approved, but can be submitted as early as four months prior to the conference as long as it is within the funding window. Funds are available each period first come, first serve.


COGS Funding Boards Information

Law School Council
The purpose of LSC is to represent Law School registered student organizations (RSOs) before all budgetary committees of SGA and the Congress of Graduate Students, to sub-allocate funds to Law School RSOs, and to monitor and coordinate the budget activities of the various Law School RSOs. LSC is comprised of seven law students elected as Members-at-Large by the Law School Student Body. To learn more about LSC, its officers, and its resources please visit the Law School Council’s website. Law School Council


Medical School Council
The purpose of the Medical School Council is to represent Medical School RSOs before all budgetary committees of COGS, to sub-allocate funds to MSC RSOs, enhance medical education at Florida State University as well as to monitor and coordinate the budget activities of the various Medical School RSOs. MSC is comprised of seven medical students elected by the Medical School Student Body. To learn more about MSC its officers and additional resources, please visit the Medical School  Council’s website. Medical School Council


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