Funding opportunities for research, 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 conference 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. Applications for Summer or Winter breaks should be submited by the stated deadlines. Applications for a rolling grant must be submitted at least 6 weeks in advance of conference/workshop to be considered for funding.
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
Applications for Young Student Grants:
Applications for grants up of to $3,500 for Summer 2015 is currently CLOSED.
Applications for grants of $1,000 or less will be accepted on a rolling basis:
Faculty Recommendation Forms will be sent to individual faculty advisors via email from the firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline for Summer 2015 is 4pm, March 27, 2015
Rolling applications for projects of $1000 or less currently accepted on an ongoing basis and must be submited at least 6 weeks in advance of the start of a conference/workshop to be considered for funding.
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 Mandatory Online Clearance Process for Independent Research.
Recipients of Young Student Grants are required to submit both a written report and a Global Crossroads project at the conclusion and participate, as well, 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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