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Grants

Choice of Funding Streams


The Drinko Center offers two funding streams:

  • Stream A
    Students may apply for one Travel Grant and one Research Grant in the amount of up to $120 each per academic year.
  • Stream B
    Students may apply for one Travel Grant or one Research Grant in the amount of up to $180 per academic year.

 

Travel Grants


Travel and presentation expenses may be funded through Travel/Presentation Grants. Projects must be conducted under the mentorship of Westminster College faculty. Performances and/or presentations at professional conferences of student work in visual and performing arts disciplines qualify for consideration under this program. Award recipients are required to participate in the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the year of their grant.

 

Eligibility

In order to apply for travel/presentation support, the student must have research or creative activity accepted for presentation at a conference. The student must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at Westminster College at the time of the conference and be in good academic standing. The student must make a presentation or performance at the conference. Group Presentations: Attendance at a conference by two or more students to make a single presentation of research or performance will be treated as one application. A travel award will be divided equally among group members participating in the presentation or performance.

 

Funding

The maximum allocation for any Travel/Presentation Award is $120/$180 (refer to "Choice of Funding Streams" above). The award may fund conference registration, transportation, lodging and food expenses. Grant recipients are required to review allowable expenses with the Director of the Drinko Center at the time of application. For reimbursement of allowable expenses, original itemized receipts must be submitted. Students are NOT awarded cash advances.

 

Deadlines and Dates

Applications will be reviewed and acted upon as they are submitted. Guidelines for processing payments against the award will be included in the award notification letter. Students must apply and be approved before traveling.

 

Procedure for Applying for Funds

  1. Obtain form “Travel/Presentation Grant Application” from the link at the top of this page.
  2. Complete the form, sign, and attach the following to the request.
    1. One-page abstract describing the research or performance
    2. List of individuals who will be giving the presentation/performance at the conference
    3. A copy of the acceptance letter from the conference organization
    4. Completed signature page
  3. Obtain approval, as designated by signature on “Travel/Presentation Grant Application Signature Page” and Grant Application, of the Faculty Mentor/Advisor and the Department Chair.
  4. Submit the four (4) items named in #2 above and the “Travel/Presentation Grant Application” form to:
    Doreen Matune
    Drinko Center for Experiential Learning
    Patterson Hall Room 315
    matunedm@westminster.edu
    voice: 724-946-6096
    fax: 724-946-6344
  5. E-mail title and abstract to matunedm@westminster.edu.

 

Research Grants


Research projects and creative activities may be supported through Research Grants. Projects must be conducted under the mentorship of Westminster College faculty. Award recipients are required to participate in the Undergraduate Research & Arts Celebration in the year of their grant.

 

Eligibility

In order to apply for research support, the student must have a research proposal completed and require expenditures not covered by the department in which the research is being conducted. The student must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at Westminster College during the time of the grant and in good academic standing. Students who are on academic or disciplinary probation or on a leave of absence or suspension are ineligible for awards. Group Awards: Two or more students may apply for a research grant as a group.

 

Funding

The maximum allocation for any Research Grant is $120/$180 (refer to "Choice of Funding Streams" above). Funding of research/creative activity projects may include the following: supplies, equipment, travel to libraries/data sources, expenses of data collection, etc. College policy will be followed, i.e., itemized receipts must be submitted for all expenses, etc. These funds may not be used for stipends or compensation of any type. Any equipment or supplies purchased for the project remain the property of the College.  Students will NOT be given cash advances.

 

Deadlines and Dates

Applications will be reviewed and acted upon as they are submitted. Guidelines for processing payments against the award will be included in the award notification letter.

Procedure for Applying for Funds

  1. Obtain form “Research Grant Application” from the link at the top of this page.
  2. Complete the form, sign, and attach the following to the request.
    1. One-page abstract describing the research or performance
    2. Completed Statement of Faculty Support
    3. Completed signature page
  3. Obtain approval, as designated by signature on “Research Grant Application Signature Page” of the Faculty Mentor/Advisor and the Department Chair.
  4. Submit the four "Research Grant Application" form to:
    Doreen Matune
    Drinko Center for Experiential Learning
    Patterson Hall Room 315
    matunedm@westminster.edu
    voice: 724-946-6096
    fax: 724-946-6344
  5. E-mail title and abstract to matunedm@westminster.edu.