: Presidential Debate Programming Funding Available!!

September 21, 2016


  • Presidential Debate Programming Funding Still Available (APPLY NOW)
  • Grad Debate Watch Party on Danforth (October 9th)!! [Save the Date]




Dear Graduate Students,

Do you have ideas for programs related to political issues, the election year, or the Presidential Debate at WashU? Student Union and the Presidential Debate Steering Committee are pleased to announce a $70,000  for all individual students and student groups!

You can now apply for funding through the WashU Votes website!

To inject coherence into the myriad of debate events that will be held for students, you should schedule your programming around the Bi-Weekly Issues Calendar: 

  • Aug 29 – Sep 11: Foreign & Immigration Policy
  • Sep 12 – Sep 25: Climate Change & Energy
  • Sep 26 – Oct 9: The Economy
  • Oct 10 – Oct 23: Education & Health Policy
  • Oct 24 – Nov 7: Racial Inequalities, Gender Rights, & Civil Liberties

The application is open until November 8th (Election Day). Funds will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Click here for more information.

If you have any questions about the programming fund, please feel free to email the Funding Team Chair, Keaton Schifer, at keaton.schifer@wustl.edu.


SAVE the DATE: Grad Debate Watch Party on Danforth 

(October 9th)

Some of your fellow grad students have already applied AND received funding for a special event…

Come join us the day of the debate (October 9th!) at the Debate Fair and Graduate Debate Watch Parties! You can come to campus and engage in the debate even if you don’t happen to get a lottery ticket. Access will require tickets or WashU ID, and planning ahead to arrive on campus (we recommend car pooling, metro, and biking). All of this will be worth it for the free food, drinks, and lively discussion that will happen at this event. Please stay tuned at washuvotes.wustl.edu for information around these events and more that are supported by the student engagement WashU Votes Initiative.

More details to come… stay tuned to the GPC Newsletter

Thank you very much!

Haley Dolosic
Applied Linguistics PhD Student
President, Graduate Professional Council
Co-Chair, Student Engagement in Presidential Debate Committee
Washington University in St. Louis