Student Funding for Projects & Travel

A student presents her research at the 2019 Summer Research Conference

Many research opportunities are available to students during the academic year. Explore the opportunites listed below for detailed information.

Academic Student Projects (ASP) Grants [URC]

  • Funding for consumable research supplies to support independent research and creative work during the academic year. 
  • Restricted to full-time degree-seeking students
  • Award cap: $300
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall: September 24 and October 22
    • Spring: December 13 (early decision) and February 11

Academic Student Projects (ASP) Conference Travel [URC]

  • Funding for student registration fees for academic conferences at which they present the results of research they conducted while at Occidental. *All grants with an international travel component are subject to a pre-departure clearance process through the International Programs Office before funding will be awarded. 
  • Award cap: $600
  • Deadline: 4 weeks prior to the conference

Academic Student Projects (ASP) Research Travel [URC]

  • Funding for projects or travel involving independent research or study with a significant intercultural or international emphasis. *All grants with an international travel component are subject to a pre-departure clearance process through the International Programs Office before funding will be awarded. 
  • Award cap: $2000
  • Deadline: rolling (at least 4 weeks prior to planned travel)

Anderson Fund [Politics Department]

  • Funding for academic student projects in the field of political science. *All fellowships with an international travel component are subject to a pre-departure clearance process through the International Programs Office before funding will be awarded.   
  • Restricted to full-time degree-seeking students majoring in Politics or Urban and Environmental Policy. 
  • Award cap for projects: $1000; Award cap for Winter/Summer research: $3500
  • Deadline: Varies by type of award

Black Arts Fund [Black Student Alliance & OxyArts]

  • Funding for Black students’ creative expression and artistic production.  
  • Award cap: $1000
  • Deadline: TBD

Computer Science Student Conference Travel Fund [Computer Science Department]

  • Funding for students to attend computer science research conferences. Students are especially encouraged to apply to attend SACNAS and Grace Hopper conferences. Priority given to computer science majors and minors.
  • Award cap: NA
  • Deadline: rolling

ISLA Student Research Grants [Institute for the Study of Los Angeles]

  • Funding for students working on a significant project pertaining to greater Los Angeles.
  • Award cap: $250
  • Deadline for priority consideration: TBD

Schwartz Fund [Economics Department]

  • Funding to support students in significant learning experiences outside the classroom in the areas of economics, investment, or finance.  
  • Award cap: $3500
  • Deadline: rolling

Young Student Grants [Young Initiative]

  • Funding for independent research, internships, or conferences, colloquia, and workshops related to world affairs or the global economy. *All fellowships with an international travel component are subject to a pre-departure clearance process through the International Programs Office before funding will be awarded. 
  • Award cap: $3500
  • Deadline: rolling