Frequently Asked Questions


Any current main campus SDSU (undergraduate & graduate) student (Part-Time/Full-Time) can apply.

Imperial Valley students are not eligible to apply or be included on a proposal since they do not pay into the fee.

Applications are available every Fall, this year the application is available online beginning August 31, 2018.

Only applications submitted through apply link will be considered. No paper or email applications will be accepted. Incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified from the vetting process.

Applications are due by October 5, 2018.  

There is technically no limit, but please keep in mind that the overall budget for 2018 is $1,575,000.  

In addition, there are three (3) funding categories that are reviewed:

1. $0-$5000
2. $5001-$20,000
3. $20,001+

Previously funded proposals include: workshops, conference/convention attendance, team student projects, symposia, lecture series, undergraduate research, and student travel. 

Please list the student contact name and email in the proposal that will be in charge of spearheading the proposal.

If for some reason you need to update the contact information, please email [email protected] with the updated information. 

An advisor (faculty or staff) should be willing to: 

  • Provide feedback and assist with the application submission
  • Engage with students throughout the project
  • Assist with university policy and procedures for project/travel expenditures

Yes, international travel is permitted through SSF funds. However the following states are not permitted due to CA Assembly Bill 1887 which prevents travel to :

  1. Alabama
  2. Kansas
  3. Kentucky
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Mississippi
  6. North Carolina
  7. South Dakota
  8. Tennessee
  9. Texas

What is Assembly Bill 1887 (AB1887)?

AB1887 is a California law that restricts state agencies from requiring its employees to travel to any state that has enacted a law that discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. For a complete text of the bill, please visit the California Legislation information website,

AB1887 applies to all CSU employees, officers, or members, as well a non-employee travelers, including students.

As a result of this new law, the CSU is restricted from requiring employees to travel to certain states. Additionally, the CSU is prohibited from approving state-funded or state-sponsored travel (including auxiliary organization funds which have limited flexibility on a case-by-case basis to be determine by the campus) to those states. The state to be traveled to is the deciding factor for the ability to travel, not the funding source for the travel, unless one of the documented exceptions is met (see FAQ #7).

All proposals must be completed within December 1, 2018 - May 15, 2019 timeframe.
Final reports are due by May 15, 2019


All SSF-ARP Project, Travel, Guest Lecturer forms can be found under the Forms tab
Please contact your SSF Expenditure Contact. To find out who your SSF Expenditure Contact is, visit the Contacts tab.
The current rate is 0.58/mile (2019). 
No, Guest Lecturers/Speakers can only be paid once services have been rendered. If the Guest Lecturer/Speaker is not willing to accept these terms, you may replace the listed Guest Lecturer/Speaker with an alternate. 

Please do not ship items to your place of residence. Please ship using the following address:

San Diego State University c/o: Your Name
5555 Canyon Crest Drive 
San Diego, CA 92182

Plan accordingly when placing an order, SDSU shipping and receiving may take up to 2 business days extra to provide with you package.