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Student Research & Artistic Grant

Online Form                   Deadline: first come, first served pending availability of funds.

Purpose: The purpose of this grant is to encourage student research and artistic projects and professional activities that are not related to a course. Funds may be used to pay for research and artistic projects that result in a poster, paper, presentation, or exhibition.  Examples of expenses that can be funded are travel to libraries, archives and art galleries; costs of photocopying; and purchase of supplies or equipment that are not funded by departments. Manuscript preparation and copy editing expenses will not be funded.

FDC recognizes the value of attendance at conferences for students. However, because of limited funding, students may apply for funds to travel to professional meetings and student conferences only if they are involved in activities such as presenting a paper or leading a discussion session or workshop. 

Eligibility: Students must be in good academic standing and have no incomplete grades in regular semester courses to be eligible for faculty development funding. Graduating seniors are eligible to receive funding for conference activities completed by June 30.

Expectations & Rules:

  • Applications for Student Research and Artistic Grants must be submitted online two weeks in advance.

  • A faculty member must endorse the project by submitting to IGC a statement outlining the project's worthiness and its relevance to the student's academic program.

  • The maximum award for a student giving a conference presentation is $600 per academic year. When a single conference presentation is given by two students, each student can claim the maximum $600. If there are more than two students for a single conference presentation, the maximum amount awarded for all students is $1500.

  • There will be no retroactive funding; thus students must have their projects approved in advance.

  • Students who receive summer stipends are not eligible to apply for Student Research and Artistic Grants for additional funds for materials for the summer project.

Reporting Process: Original, itemized receipts for expenses and a completed accounting reimbursement voucher worksheet should be submitted to Terry Bruner along with the report within four weeks of the trip. The report should include both a narrative and an explanation of what the student learned and how the conference or research experience contributed to his or her development (include a copy of the paper or a single print-out of the poster).  Reports should be submitted to Terry Bruner ( electronically in WORD or PDF documents immediately upon completion of the project. No reimbursements will be issued without the report or itemized receipts.