Do you have to have a specific major/work under a specific office or college to apply? And, can people outside of Mason apply for funds? Post author By Greg Goodman (ITS) Post date June 17, 2017 All current students, faculty and staff at all Mason campuses are eligible to apply for funds. People outside Mason can not apply for funds unless there is a Mason community member willing to act as the project manager. ← Can part of my award be used for travel expenses? → How many people will be granted funding?