The Environmental Studies Grant funds original projects designed to promote environmental conservation/sustainability anywhere in the world. The broadest definition of “environment” is applied to include natural and human-built ecosystems.
- Two grants of up to $3500 each will be awarded during the academic year.
- The project must be completed within one calendar year of receiving the funds.
- The grant MAY be used for necessary travel.
- Applicants must be full-time enrolled and in good standing with the College.
- The grant is available to all students in all classes.
- The project proposal may be part of a class project, including a senior capstone project.
- Grantees are expected to share the outcomes of the projects in appropriate classroom presentations, public presentations, and/or poster sessions.
- Deadline for proposals for the upcoming year is 1 November for Intersession and 1 March for summer.
- One hardcopy of the proposal must be submitted via the campus box of Dr. Robert East (# 3150), and one electronic copy must also be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Proposals may be any length, should be well-written and organized, and must contain:
o Introduction/Background – Describe the relevance/importance of the project, including a brief literature review where appropriate. Mention relevant coursework/experiences you have had.
o Goals/Objectives – Make them very specific and realistic. If experiments are involved, properly articulated hypotheses should be included.
o Materials/Methods – Describe where your project will be implemented, the people to be involved, materials to be purchased, how any data will be analyzed, activities to be carried out, and how success/failure will be measured.
o Timeline and Budget – Indicate weeks/months and specific costs
o Appendices with the following: most recent transcript and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member
Contact Dr. Robert East at 724-503-1001 (x 3358), or email@example.com
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