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Student Research & Travel Grants 

Students at MCLA are encouraged to apply for funds to help cover the costs of a) research or creative projects or b) travel to a conference or other professional meeting.  In order to be eligible, the applicant must be an MCLA student who has made or will be making a significant intellectual contribution to the proposed activity.

Examples of fundable activities for research or creative projects include:

  • Data-collection surveys or instruments
  • Materials needed to complete a painting or sculpture
  • Lab equipment
  • Money to reimburse human subjects
  • Cost of music or film production

Examples of fundable activities for travel destinations include:

  • Conferences
  • Gallery openings
  • Film festivals
  • Workshops

To apply for a student grant (maximum of $300 for individual applications $600 for group applications), students must complete an application and ask their faculty advisor to write a letter of support.  Applications are evaluated on the student's intellectual contributions to the project and the merit of the proposed project or travel. 

Applications may be submitted at any time. A decision is transmitted to an applicant approximately three weeks after receipt.  The final date applications will be accepted in the 2013-14 academic year is March 31.

Completed applications (including the letter of support) should be sent to Academic Affairs.