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Spring 2019 Newcomb Student Grants - Independent Research

Who Can Apply: Full-time, undergraduate Tulane University students (including those enrolled in 4+1 programs) are eligible to apply for funding from the Newcomb College Institute. 

Grant proposals may be submitted to the Newcomb Grant Review Committee during either of these cycles:

Fall cycle – Submission deadline of October 15, 2018.
Spring cycle – Submission deadline of March 15, 2019.

Grants will be reviewed by the Grant Review Committee after the March deadline. If you need your grant request reviewed before then, please email to request out-of-cycle review.

Grant recipients must credit the Newcomb College Institute in papers, presentations, or publicity connected with the funded project.

Application Materials: 

Application Guidelines:

  • Please become familiar with IRB and CITI course requirements if applicable before submitting your proposal packet. 
  • The program does not fund tuition or fees for courses for which academic credit is received.              
  • The program does not fund structured, participatory programs such as Study Abroad.
  • Whenever possible, applications are expected to seek funding from multiple sources.
  • Funded projects must have academic merit and promote the mission of the Newcomb College Institute. The project proposal should clearly describe this element.
  • A grant report is due at the conclusion of the funding period. Future grant funding may take into consideration the completion and quality of research as reflected in this report.
  • All grants involving international travel must be to countries cleared from the U.S. Department of State travel warning list. 
  • Items which would become the personal property of the grant recipient (books, laptops, clothing) are not funded. If you are seeking funds to purchase scientific equipment, please include a statement about the lab's ability or inability to purchase this equipment. Funding for scientific supplies is typically given a higher priority than funding for equipment.
  • Reimbursements may not exceed the grant award. If costs run over, the grant recipient is responsible for covering the excess.
  • If a student is assisting in a faculty member's lab and the research is primarily the faculty member's, the faculty member should apply for the grant and name the student as an assistant who can be paid a stipend. If the research is that of the student with the faculty member providing guidance or collaboration, then the student may apply for the grant but cannot receive a stipend. 
  • Students seeking funding for independent research projects to be conducted over the summer may include a request for reasonable living expenses in the project budget. Depending on funding availability, living expenses may or may not be funded.


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