The application process and funding is administered by the Discovery Fund Committee, which meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Applicants will receive e-mail notification of approval/denial of their request. You may call (859) 985-3656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
Faculty/staff may apply for a grant from the Discovery Fund on behalf of a student group by completing a Group Application form. Funds are intended to supplement expenses related to an enriching off-campus educational experiences within the United States, and are not intended to not cover full costs. If there are departmental funds designated for a specified purpose, such as field trips, those restricted funds should be sought/used before general funds, such as the Discovery fund.
- Group Application forms should be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com as early as possible prior to travel. Applications submitted less than three weeks prior to travel run some risk of not being processed in time.
- After the event occurs, the Group Participation Agreement with signatures of students who actually attended, should be submitted. Funding is awarded based on the number of students who actually attended the event.
- Funds are credited through a journal transfer to the departmental account after the event, since last minute changes in participation often take place.
- Receipts are required at the department level in accordance with standard College policies for purchases, but they do not have to be submitted to the Discovery Committee.