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. Grants of $1000 or less (known as "rolling grants") are available for short-term conference/workshop/colloquia travel during the entire academic year, as well as grants of $1000 or more for longer-term research/unpaid internship 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 research or unpaid internship grants should be submitted by the stated deadlines. Applications for a rolling grant must be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance of conference/workshop/colloquia to be considered for funding. In exceptional cases, the Young Student Grant Committee will waive the 4 week requirement.
The Young Student Grant is available to all students across campus and majors except for those in Urban and Environmental Policy (UEP) or Politics who have access to grants exclusive to UEP and Politics majors. Students in other departments where funds are not available are especially encouraged to apply. Eligible applicants should approach their own department(s) and other Campus funding sources first regarding the availability of funds.
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 research or unpaid internship grants of up to $3,500 for Summer 2016 are due 5 P.M. on March 25.
Applications for conference, workshop or colloquia grants of $1,000 or less will be accepted on a rolling basis:
Faculty Recommendation Forms will be sent automatically to individual faculty advisors via the online application.
Application deadline for Summer 2016 is 5 P.M. on March 25.
Rolling applications for conference, workshops, colloquia of $1000 or less currently accepted on an ongoing basis and must be submited at least 4 weeks in advance of the start of the event 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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