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Grants for Academic Enrichment

Newcomb-Tulane College awards $100,000 annually to support undergraduate research, conference travel, internships, and special projects. Grants are reviewed monthly while classes are in session. Submit by the 15th to receive a decision by the first week of the new month. Applications for summer internship funding are only considered during March and April.

If you are interested in applying, please consider coming to one of our grant info sessions, email ntcgrants@tulane.edu for an appointment with a grant advisor, or take a look at the FAQ. Visit the applications section to read about grant requirements and to submit an application. If there is a specific grant program you are interested in, you are welcome to make a note of that. Past recipients and their stories are a great way to get an idea of what students have used grants for. For help with the grant application process, please contact the Office of Academic Programs at ntcgrants@tulane.edu, 504-862-8741, or by visiting 106 A Hebert Hall.


Individual/Group Leader Application

Group/Group Member Application

Faculty Letter of Recommendation


COVID-19 Info

With the understanding that the crisis may continue and make travel impossible,  we are still accepting applications that involve international travel. If your project ends up being delayed or canceled, we will work with you to see if we can postpone the trip, or put the funds toward a related project. If this is not possible, the funds will not be disbursed.

Resources for Applying

Budget Worksheet for application

Grant Information Workshops to find out more information

Writing Assistance with grant proposals at the Academic Learning and Tutoring Center

Recommendation Letter Submission Form


What Funds Can and Cannot Be Used For

NTC grants support academic projects and research, academic conference travel (for presenters), virtual conference attendance, internship travel and related costs, some service projects, and other projects related to one's studies or academic-related interests. Read the NTC Grant Stories to see examples of previously funded requests.

What is Not Covered

  • Food costs (unless you're a digital media production or film student).
  • Stipends or salaries. Costs for any program or course where you are receiving credit.
  • Costs to take classes or courses, whether for credit or not for credit.
  • Study Abroad tuition costs. Start-up ventures.
  • For-profit or non-profit companies that either require a high donation fee or charge a high fee to place you with an internship or "voluntourism"-oriented excursion.
  • Personal items such as medical insurance, cell phones, etc.
  • Durable items or supplies (cameras, etc.) that are over $100 (unless you intend for them to remain the property of your department.)
  • NTC will also not fund travel to countries on the U.S. State Department’s Travel Advisory List that are designated as “Level 3: Reconsider Travel” or “Level 4: Do Not Travel.”
  • Travel costs for attending a conference without presenting (virtual conferences okay).
  • Projects or travel for student organizations. Global Brigades trips, effective 2019-2020 school year.
If You Are Awarded Funding

Please delay purchases—especially travel related—for as long as you can. If your project ends up becoming impossible to finish (or you will graduate beforehand), you will need to pay back the grant. This is the last thing we want to be asking students to do. If your project ends up not being possible to complete, we encourage you still to list the award on your resume or CV. A reminder that students must use grant funds while they are undergraduates of Newcomb-Tulane College. In other words, funds need to be used prior to graduation.

Please email us at ntcgrants@tulane.edu if you have further questions.

Grant Info Sessions

Hear about successful projects from recent grant recipients, and learn more about applying for grant funding from Newcomb-Tulane College.

Spring 2021 Schedule

February 8th @ 12:30 via zoom  - you can view the recording here.


Stories and Spotlights

Follow NTC on Instagram (@newcombtulanecollege) for stories and spotlights on NTC Grant recipients and other undergraduate students!