GLAC and TGS work together to create resources for graduate students and graduate student organizations.

GLAC Co-Sponsorship Funding

GLAC invites graduate students and graduate student organizations to apply for GLAC funding to co-sponsor events that develop graduate student leadership and advocacy. We help fund up to $200 per event and grant these awards on a rolling basis. These advocacy-oriented events aim to improve graduate student experiences and wellbeing at Northwestern, raise awareness about an issue facing graduate students, or represents graduate student interests to the NU community.

Examples of past events GLAC has co-sponsors include:

  • The Anthropology Grad Student Winter Workshop series, including workshops on green office sustainability, negotiating tactics, and grant applications
  • Graduate Student Association Health Care Information Session
  • HERstory, an outreach event for women in STEM fields at NU organized by Mentorship Opportunities for Research Engagement to engage with high school girls that teaches young female scientists about the history of women in science, encourages them to explore the sciences, and inspires young women of diverse backgrounds to pursue an education in science
  • Other potential events could include those that build relationships among marginalized groups within and outside of the NU graduate student community or train student leaders.

Apply here for a GLAC co-sponsorship grant.

Community Building Grants

TGS awards Community Building Grants (CBGs) to help fund programs that bring graduate students together in creative ways. TGS “encourages projects with a broad scope, but also considers proposals that focus on specific constituencies as long as they cut across existing departmental and programmatic lines.” GLAC encourages student organizations and groups to submit CBGs each year.

Resources for Community Building Grants: