MSFT 2020-2021 Application Deadline is Jan. 26, 2020:

MSFT Application Instructions:

  • 2020-2021 Application for Funds
    • The MSFT Application contains 6 sections:
      • OPENING SECTION: Example of the Opening Section of MSFT Application
        • Project or Activity Title
        • Requestor Information (Name, Phone, Email)
        • Funding Requested & Funding Date
        • Requestor's AVP/Dean
        • Other funding sources & previous funding
      • The Brief Project Description Example of the Sections 2-5 of MSFT Application
        • Submission of this MSFT application indicates that your request has been reviewed for feasibility & compliancy, and costs, such as ongoing maintenance services for equipment and/or subscription services. Services of this nature will be covered by the respective division using non-MSFT funds. Requests which have not been vetted appropriately will not be approved.
        • Additional Documents should be in ".DOCX" format
      • The Project/Activity Budget
        • Budget Documents should be in ".XLSX" format
      • The Project Assessment
        • Additional Documents should be in ".DOCX" format
      • Other Sources of Project Support
        • Additional Documents should be in ".DOCX" format
      • CLOSING SECTION: Example of the Closing Section of MSFT Application
        • Sign your MSFT Application
        • "Submit" (once your MSFT application is complete) or "Save for Later" (if your application is in process and you need to go back where you left off for additional quotes you don't have as yet).
          • Once your MSFT application is SUBMITTED, it will be routed to the next step of the approval process.
  • The MSFT committee requires a report detailing the use of funds and the results achieved from the activity at the end of the fiscal year:

In order to facilitate the application process, there may be instances where applicants may be asked to present additional information to the MSFT committee. Funding from the MSFT fee is generally allocated on an annual basis.

MSFT Applications for Academic Years

*** Please note that funds provided by the MSFT committee may only be used for the purposes described in your proposal. Any expenditures in excess of the funds allocated through the MSFT committee become the responsibility of the program or department. Substantial changes in the use of MSFT funds require the prior approval of the committee. Any expenditures in excess of the amount allocated are the responsibility of your unit. Unused fund balances will be returned to the MSFT account at the end of the fiscal year.

*** Notification and processes - A final formal notification is sent out to submitter(s) providing a green light for their allocation, including further information on spending and budget. Day-to-day transaction details for MSFT allocations are the responsibility of the submitter(s); the submitter(s) are responsible for keeping track of the progress and budgetary expenses of their respective MSFT allocation.

Attachments & Viewing

The MSFT webpages contain file attachments which may require a download of the following application(s):

  • To view Microsoft Word (.doc) and/or Microsoft Excel (.xls or .xlsx) please download and install Microsoft Office
  • To view Adobe Acrobat PDF, please download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader

For CSU Student Fee Policy, please refer to Executive Order 1102 (PDF, 185KB)

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