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 denied.
- After the event occurs, the Group Participation Agreement with signatures of students who actually attended, should be submitted. Funding is awarded on a per student basis, so the total will depend 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.