Funding opportunities for research, language study, internships, and conference travel are available to both current students and recent graduates.
The John Parke Young Initiative on the Global Economy is pleased to announce the availability of financial support to conduct independent research, undertake internships, and participate in conferences, colloquia, or workshops. Projects must be related to world affairs or the global economy for support. Funds are available for short-term travel during the academic year and longer-term projects pursued over summer or winter breaks. Young Student Grants are awarded to students on a competitive basis, based on an application process and review by the Young Student Grant Committee. Young Student Grants are awarded up to $3500 per project.
Examples of projects eligible for funding:
- Independent field research, including Senior Comprehensives research, in the U.S. or abroad
- Unpaid internships in the U.S. or abroad
- Travel costs and expenses for participation in domestic or international conferences, colloquia, or workshops
- Travel costs and expenses for research in the U.S. or abroad
Fall 2014 Applications
Applications for grants up of to $3,500 are CLOSED.
Applications for grants of $1,000 or less will be accepted on a rolling basis: click here to apply.
Application deadline for Summer 2014 projects has passed. (Note: Students may be awarded one Young Grant during their time at Oxy.)
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Application deadline for Summer 2014 projects has passed. Rolling applications for projects of $1000 or less currently accepted.
Occidental College places the highest priority on the safety and health of all students. Accordingly the proposed host site and project design must avoid extremely unhealthful conditions, crime, political instability, or other conditions which pose unusual or significant risks to students such as those triggering a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning. Applicants must review College statements on Location Safety and Travel Policy. If funded, all participants must participate in the College travel clearance process through the International Program Office, http://www.oxy.edu/
Recipients of Young Student Grants are required to submit a report on their projects at conclusion and participate in the annual Young Student Grant Showcase & Dinner. The report must include a summary of the project activities, results, and budget report. Further details provided on grant award letters.
If a project involves human subjects, it must be reviewed and approved by the College’s Human Subjects Research Committee before the start of research. If a project requires human subjects clearance, documentation requesting approval must be submitted to the Young Student Grant Committee as a condition of receiving funds. See http://committees.oxy.edu/irb/humansubjects/hsrrc.htm.
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