Deadline to submit all materials:
Accepting first round applications until Monday, November 2, 2020 at midnight.
If funding remains, a second round funding deadline will be Monday, February 1, 2020.
Submit application items to: Teal Van Dyck, ECG Project Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Good Student Project Grants have a funding limit of $500 per student per year to support individual or collaborative student projects. Funded projects will address a common good issue / community need, and contribute to advancing the mission and goals of the Ethics & the Common Good Project.
- The student must be in good academic standing.
- Funding period is for projects occurring any time before the end of Spring 2021 semester.
- Funds must be used to support student projects that advance the common good on or off campus, including Division II and Division III projects.
- Collaborative projects encouraged, each applicant should submit their own application.
- Interested Division I students should contact the Project Coordinator at email@example.com
- Awards will not be given for projects that have already been completed.
- Applications will be reviewed by the designated staff contact and ECG grants advisory committee.
The following sections must be included in your proposal:
- Cover sheet
1 page maximum including:
Title of project/activity
Dates of project/activity
Name of fund or funds to which you are applying and list amount requested from each fund
Division you are currently
Current division completion date
Name of your divisional chair
Name of faculty supervisor of this project if different from divisional chair
A proposal addressed to a general academic audience (single-spaced, 12 pt. type, 2 page maximum) including the following sections:
Describe your proposed project or research, including references to any relevant texts or other supporting materials. State the specific aims or guiding questions of your project. Describe the timeline, components, and implementation of your project. Include relevant background information on the previous preparation and experiences that led you to this project/research. Incorporate reflections on the following questions:
- How is your project serving a community need?
- What are the values and principles that guide your work?
- What are some of the (ethical) questions and dilemmas arising in the work?
- What are the goals of your project, and how do these contribute to advancing the goals of the Ethics & the Common Good Project?
- What are the outcomes that you hope to achieve?
List in bibliographic format any references that you cite in the proposal.
If your project/research will be mostly comprised of visual, auditory, kinesthetic, or other non-verbal modalities, you may attach a brief digital example of your work (photo, recording, link) to your application.
Necessary project-related costs are eligible for funding.
These include materials, supplies, small equipment or software, payments to research subjects, travel expenses for field work (with field study leave or full enrollment), and other expenses eligible for grant assistance. List each item, its cost, and a description of its purpose if not immediately clear. Also, list the names and amounts of other received or pending grants. If you need materials ordered by mail, add $10 to $40 into your budget to cover shipping and handling costs, depending on quantity and source.
- A letter of support from one of your Division III committee members (Division III students) or Division II committee members (Division II students), your research supervisor, or another faculty member familiar with your work. Have them email the letter to Teal Van Dyck, firstname.lastname@example.org, by the application deadline.
- Division III students must attach a copy of the filed Division III contract (screen shot from TheHub).
- Division II students must attach a copy of the filed Division II contract (screen shot from TheHub).
- Quality of proposed work, including merit and feasibility.
- Demonstrated need for special equipment, travel, or supplies.
- Alignment with the mission and goals of the Ethics and the Common Good Project
Rules for Award Recipients:
Students who receive an award are expected to send a brief (1-2 page) report to Ethics and the Common Good Project staff at the end of the project, summarizing their experience and describing how the funds were spent. Multimedia reports encouraged for grantees working in creative modalities.