Undergraduate Students' Fund (USF)

Who knows what students want better than the students themselves?
In FIMS, Media, Information and Technoculture (MIT) students have taken it upon themselves to help shape their own experience, using a ‘students supporting students’ model.  The Undergraduate Students’ Fund (USF) was established to enhance the operation of the MIT Student Council by funding exciting projects, services and events for FIMS undergraduates that would not otherwise be available, explains Kathie Hess, Senior Academic Counsellor.
The FIMS USF is a collection of funds that any member of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (including students, staff, and faculty) may apply to for initiatives that benefit the FIMS undergraduate student body.
You can apply for a grant to use towards a book club, conference, internship transportation, or exchange transportation.  The USF wants to support you!  Make sure to include a cost breakdown of where every dollar will be spent (including taxes).

Non-Academic Production Fund

The FIMS Student Production Fund, a subsidiary of the Undergraduate Student Fund (USF), was established in 2018. The Student Production Fund aims to empower students to create a non-academic body of work, which is informed by and available to, the FIMS community. This initiative encourages FIMS students engage in media production, broadly conceived, by reducing financial barriers to entry.


The ‘Big Budget Projects’ proposal is intended for bigger projects over $100. Projects up to $1,000 will be considered and adjudicated by the USF Committee.


The ‘Pint-Sized Projects’ proposal is intended for small, time-sensitive initiatives with fixed costs and works on a reimbursement policy only.