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.
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.
Personal Information: If you are applying for a grant for yourself only, fill out the “Individual/Group Leader Grant Application” form, which will serve as your grant application cover sheet. To apply for a group grant, you must be in a group of two or more members, with one member designated as a “leader.” The group leader must fill out the “Individual/Group Leader Grant Application” form. Group members (not group leaders) should individually submit a “Group Grant Application” form. Both forms can be found by visiting college.tulane.edu/grants.
Cover letter: Write a one to two page, double-spaced, cover letter that clearly explains the nature of your project, how you will make use of the grant, and what your project hopes to accomplish. This should include the significance of the project (personal, educational, professional), a description of how you plan to share the results (if applicable), and the qualifications you possess. When applicable, citations and references should be used. This should be an original document. It is not a project proposal, though if you'd like to include a project proposal as an optional supplement, you're welcome to do so.
Budget: Provide detailed information for all costs involved in the project. Include the exact amount requested from the grant program and how it will be spent. Download a sample budget spreadsheet, or compose your own.
Schedule: Include the proposed start and end dates for the project, and list significant dates during the course of the project (e.g., when particular phases should be complete). This can be part of your cover letter.
Letter of Recommendation: Have a one-page recommendation sent from a Tulane faculty member who supports your project, and preferably one whose academic field relates directly to your project. Faculty members include professors, assistant and associate professors, professors of practice, and administrative faculty. Adjunct professors, visiting professors, and post-doctoral fellows may serve as recommenders when necessary, but the committee prefers recommendations from established faculty. Please note that staff members are not faculty, with the exception of those who are appointed as adjuncts. Be sure to discuss your project with your recommending faculty. Only one primary recommendation letter is required per application, whether applying as an individual or a group. Additional letters are optional and accepted from anyone you feel qualified to speak to your merits and strength, regardless of university affiliation. Recommendation letters should be emailed by the letter-writer to email@example.com. The deadline for this requirement is the same deadline as the grant cycle you are applying during.
The letter of recommendation is not required from DMP students applying for capstone funding.
Internship grant applicants should include: Sponsoring organization contact information (name, address, telephone, email, web address), immediate supervisor, salary (if any), duration/dates of internship, and hours per week. Please also include some sort of welcome letter, email exchange, or any other sort of document proving contact has been made with the internship organization.
We offer funding for undergraduate student work that promotes academic or intellectual enrichment, either within themselves or their community. The most common categories that we fund are travel for research or service, conference presentations, research projects, independent study, art projects, craft services (i.e., food and drink) for group projects, and living expenses to supplement unpaid or minimally compensated internships. Interested applicants should also take a look at the stories of past grant recipients.
There are some things we are regrettably unable to fund, such as per-diems, travel for student organizations, program or course costs, study abroad tuition costs, start-up ventures, organizations that require a high donation fee to place you with an internship or volunteer excursion (e.g., voluntourism), personal items like medical insurance, and so on. If you have questions regarding eligibility, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NTC Dean’s Office will 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.” Search for a country and learn more at travel.state.gov. Students who receive grant funding for approved international travel must register with the Global Rescue program prior to traveling. Please see the “Emergency Assistance Program” section on this page for instructions and more information: risk.tulane.edu/content/study-abroad-what-you-need-know
If you have further questions, please consult our FAQ, or contact the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Academic Programs at email@example.com, 504-862-8741, or stopping by Cudd Hall, room 201A.
If you are applying as an individual or group leader for an NTC use this form.
If you are applying as a member of a group that is applying for an NTC grant use this form.
Budget Worksheet for application
Grant Information Workshops to find out more information
Writing Assistance with grant proposals at the Academic Learning and Tutoring Center