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 Becky Grandgeorge, Administrative Support for the Discovery Committee, with any questions or comments: (859) 985-3656 or email@example.com.
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, a conference or an exchange (note that these funds are not intended for travel to job or grad school interviews or for professional exams). Discovery funds are intended to serve as a supplement to the overall expenses and are not meant to cover the entire cost of off-campus travel.
- Individual Application forms should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Students on probation of any kind are not eligible for Discovery Fund Grants with one exception. Students who are on academic probation and enrolled in GSTR 101 (the study skills course) can be considered for a grant during the probation term.
- Students are required to submit proof of attendance or participation (such as a receipt for paid conference registration, copy of airline ticket or hotel bill, etc.) along with this form, if available at the time, or immediately following travel.
- Funds are credited to the student’s account prior to the event, if timeframe allows. If it does not, the account will be credited after the event.