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1.     The applicant must be a Newcomb Fellow and remain a member of the Tulane University faculty during the semester following funding unless those funds are used in collaboration with students.

2.     Grants must promote the mission of the Newcomb College Institute by contributing in a significant way to the education of women. Applicants should clearly describe how the project supports the mission of the Newcomb College Institute.

3.     Grants must contribute to faculty/student interaction and collaboration and have academic merit. A grant should benefit as many women students as possible. The Fellows Grant Review Committee places the highest value on the extent of student involvement.

4.     The main purpose of the grants is to benefit undergraduate education. Funds are available for Newcomb Fellows and for females enrolled full-time in either the Newcomb-Tulane Undergraduate College, the School for Continuing Studies, or in a 4+1 program at Tulane University.

5.     The Newcomb College Institute Fellows Review Committee is especially receptive to new initiatives for which the Newcomb grant can serve as "seed money" for longer term projects. Grants are not intended to be the recurrent sole support of a research program.

6.     No faculty salaries will be paid as part of a grant.

7.     If a grant includes a public appearance by a guest speaker, it must also provide an opportunity for the speaker to meet informally with students. A schedule for the visit should be included with the proposal. Please consult with the Director of Events at the Newcomb College Institute to avoid conflicts with Institute events. Newcomb-funded events should take place on the Tulane campus.

8.     If the grant is connected to a student group, there should be consultation with that organization and a letter of support from the sponsor of that group.

9.     The grant (and its funding) ends with the end of the semester of its stated length. Funds awarded in fall 2014 are available until September 1, 2015. Funds awarded in spring 2015 are available until December 1, 2015.

10.     A grant report is due at the conclusion of the funding period. Future grant funding will take into consideration the completion and quality of research as reflected in this report.

11.     Deadlines for submitting grant proposals are strictly adhered to. Packets must be complete at time of submission. Deadline for fall 2014 cycle is 4 pm on November 1, 2014. Deadline for spring 2015 cycle is 4 pm on March 10, 2015.

12.     Grant recipients should be creative in using the funding they receive, such as seeking the lowest available airfares.

13.     Students working for Newcomb Fellows may be paid a stipend if the student is assisting the faculty grant recipient with the faculty member's work. A student cannot be paid a stipend in a collaborative project. The acceptable hourly rate for students, which is the rate to be used for student stipends, is $7.25. A student working with a Fellow and being paid by the Fellows Grant Program must be an undergraduate female.  If possible, please provide the name and class year of student/s you plan to hire.  The policy on stipends is: The person (faculty member or student) receiving the grant cannot pay her/himself a stipend.

14.     Funding of equipment that will remain in an academic department or of items that will become the personal property of the grant recipient is not allowed.

15.     A faculty/student collaborative grant should distinguish the work the student will perform from the faculty member's larger project. In other words, a collaborative grant should not pay for a student simply to assist a faculty member. The grant should support a student's work in its own right, even when a part of a larger project.


16.     All grant proposals must include the budget worksheet provided at the Newcomb College Institute website.


17.     Expenses should not exceed the grant award; if costs run over, the grant recipient is responsible for covering the excess.


18.     A grant recipient's failure to credit the Newcomb College Institute as a source of funding in interviews or print materials promoting the funded event or in final publication of funded research will be considered in evaluating his/her future grant.

19.     Applicants may submit a proposal for a particular project in only ONE category.

20.     Applicants may submit only ONE proposal per cycle.

21.     Applicants may submit ONE research proposal per academic year. If an applicant's research proposal is funded, applicant cannot submit another research proposal in the same academic year. If applicant's research proposal is not funded, applicant may re-submit that proposal or another proposal in the next cycle.

22.     Applicants may submit ONE teaching proposal per cycle.

23.     There is no "appeals process" for proposals that were not funded. An applicant may, however, re-submit the proposal following the guidelines above.

24.     Applicant should incorporate each of these values into the project, and the proposal must clearly describe each:

  • Student involvement (highest priority)
  • Quality of presentation
  • Support of the Newcomb College Institute's mission
  • Community involvement (if applicable)
  • Past support from Newcomb Grant program (If project for which you are requesting funding has been supported by a previous Newcomb grant, please indicate during which cycle you received support.)

Fall 2014/Spring 2015


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