Brown CS grad students have a small amount of money that can used for graduate student activities. Note that this money is separate from the funds used for department-wide social activities such as the Halloween party. If you have an idea for how this nest egg can be spent, you must propose a use to the FGL and, if accepted, collect votes to pass it. A proposal must include:
- Motivation for this proposal (how it benefits the Brown CS grad community)
- What the money will be spent on
- The amount of money to be spent
- If something needs to be purchased, where it'll be stored and used and who'll be responsible for it, or if an event is being funded, when and where it'll take place
Once a proposal is accepted, it'll be posted online, announced to the graduate students, and is then able to be voted upon for a period of ten business days. It's the proposer's responsibility to collect votes both for and against the proposal (this is your opportunity to convince people to vote for it). All currently-enrolled graduate students must vote either FOR the proposal, AGAINST the proposal, or ABSTAIN from voting. To pass, 50%+1 of all non-abstentions must be FOR the proposal.
There are no proposals at this time.
Contact: The FGL