The Dean’s Grant Program allows Newcomb-Tulane College students to obtain funding for cocurricular activities and projects that are not eligible for the Lurcy, Liberal Arts, Devlin, Taylor, or Gordon grant programs. Please review the criteria for these grant programs at http://college.tulane.edu/grants.htm before applying for a Dean’s Grant. Dean’s Grants will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis throughout the school year and granted at the discretion of the Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College. Students may apply for up to $1000 for individual projects. Groups of two or more students may apply for up to $3500 for collaborative projects, with the total amount requested not exceeding $1000 per student.
Examples of projects that may qualify for a Dean’s Grant are:
• travel costs and fees incurred while attending an academic conference
• participation in a group research project
• travel costs related to summer research trips
Applicants should make detailed and specific proposals that clearly show how the grant will be used. Recipients of Dean’s Grants will be required to submit receipts or other proof that the grant funds have been used according to the original budget. Students requesting funding for research involving human subjects will be required to submit proof of IRB approval before the grant is disbursed; please visit http://tulane.edu/asvpr/irb/index.cfm for more information. Dean’s Grant recipients are also required to submit a one-to-two-page report to the Dean after the conclusion of their project. Please note that your grant will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service and will, in most cases, be considered taxable income (see IRS publication 970 for additional information).
To apply, submit your application to the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs (Robert C. Cudd Hall, Room 204). You will be notified of the Dean’s decision via email; if your request is approved, you will be required to submit a W-9 form. Please note that it can take Accounts Payable up to three weeks to process check requests.
Applications will be accepted throughout the school year. Submit your application by 5:00 p.m. on the 15th of the month (or the last business day before the 15th) to receive a decision by the 30th of that month (September through April only). Please note that due to the rolling application process, there may be less funding available as we approach the end of the school year. Therefore, we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.
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