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 contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or follow-up.
Information for Individual Student Applications
Grants from the Discovery Fund are intended to support an enriching off-campus educational experience within the United States. Students may apply individually for these funds to help pay for various types of experiences including, but not limited to, travel as part of a course, an independent study, service-learning experience, or a conference (note that these funds are not intended for purposes for which there are other designated funds, such as travel to job or grad school interviews, certifications, etc.). Discovery funds are intended to serve as a supplement to the overall expenses and are not meant to cover the entire cost of an experience.
- Individual 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 denied.
- Students on probation of any kind may be determined ineligible for Discovery Fund Grants.
- Students are required to submit proof of participation (such as a receipt for paid conference registration, conference name tag, etc.) or within one week following the event.
- Funds are directly deposited to the student's checking account prior to the event.