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Student Research & Artistic Grant

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Deadline: First-come, first-served pending availability of funds.

Purpose: The purpose of this grant is to encourage student research and artistic projects that are not related to a course, but that result in a poster, paper, presentation, or juried exhibition off campus.  In addition to conference travel and registration fees, expenses that may be funded include travel to libraries, archives and art galleries and purchase of supplies or equipment that are not funded by departments.  Manuscript preparation and copy editing expenses will not be funded.

Student Academic Life recognizes the value of attendance at professional meetings and conferences for students. However, because of limited resources, students may apply for funds to travel to professional meetings and conferences only if they are involved in activities such as presenting a poster or 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 four weeks in advance.

  • A faculty member must endorse the project by submitting 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 Faculty Development (Becky Wallace) along with the report within four weeks of travel. 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 facdev@depauw.edu) electronically in WORD or PDF documents immediately upon completion of the project. No reimbursements will be issued without the report or itemized receipts.