Internal Funding Opportunities for Students

Office of Career and Professional Development

  1. International Commons Internship Travel Fund: funds travel fees for students who have not studied abroad and would like to pursue an international internship

    Funds additional $400 - $800 to the funded summer internship stipend
    Early April Deadline
    Contact: Christine Terry, Senior Associate Director for Strategic Internship and Employer Relations, cjmur@conncoll.edu

  2. Funded Internship Award: a $3000 sum available to any non-center student who completes the Funded Internship program requirements. This funding gives all students the opportunity to pursue summer internships, and many students interning internationally use it to finance travel and housing abroad.

    May 15 Deadline
    Contact: Christine Terry, Senior Associate Director for Strategic Internship and Employer Relations, cjmur@conncoll.edu

Center Funding

Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE)

  1. The Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity announces its CCSRE Call for Proposals 2017-2018 for competitive grants, open to all faculty, staff and students. These grants are made available to support research, programming, the arts, and/or community engagement projects related to the study of race, ethnicity and social difference. Priority will be given to proposals that reflect this year's CCSRE theme: "Intersectionality."

    Proposals for the 2017-2018 grant cycle will be reviewed on the following dates: October 13, 2017, and February 9, 2018.
    Contact: Andrea Baldwin, CCSRE Associate Director of Praxis, ccsre@conncoll.edu

Holleran Center for Public Policy and Community Action

  1. Social Entrepreneurship Grant: supports students in their efforts to become "transformative forces: people with new ideas to address major problems and who are relentless in the pursuit of their visions."

    Funding for projects addressing local and campus challenges: up to $500
    Funding for projects addressing global challenges: up to $1000
    On a rolling basis by October 30th each year
    Contact: Holleran Center, holleran@conncoll.edu

Dean of the College Division

  1. Student Travel Grants: funds student presentations at regional, national, or student conferences

    Funds up to $200
    Rolling Deadline
    Contact: Marina Melendez, Associate Dean of the College, Dean of Juniors, Seniors and Transfers, mmelende@conncoll.edu or x2054

  2. Davis 100 Projects for Peace: funds one or two student-designed and led grassroots projects- anywhere in the world - which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties

    $10,000 award
    Early February Deadline
    Contact: Deborah Dreher, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Scholarships, dvdre@conncoll.edu
    Website: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org

  3. ConnSSHARP: funds five students to conduct student-faculty summer research in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

    $3,000 stipend
    Minimum 3.0 GPA requirement
    Mid-February Deadline
    Contact: Deborah Dreher, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Scholarships, dvdre@conncoll.edu

  4. Minor Myers Jr Research Fellowship: funds one student (typically sophomores or juniors) to conduct summer research—anywhere in the world—on a topic that reflects a student's passion and desire to learn outside of the traditional classroom experience

    $5,000 stipend
    Mid-February Deadline
    Contact: Deborah Dreher, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Scholarships, dvdre@conncoll.edu

*** Contact Dean Dreher for the external fellowship list for additional opportunities to fund study away and post-graduate studies ***

SGA & Office of Sustainability

  1. Student Sustainability Fund: supports student-led initiatives that address one or more of the three spheres of sustainability: economic, environmental, and/or social sustainability; projects that partner and collaborate with local, campus, and/or student organizations are prioritized

    Rolling Deadline
    Flexible funding (approximately 40k in current funding pool)
    Contact: Student Government Association, sga@conncoll.edu

  2. Student Activities Council (SAC) co-sponsorship fund: supports student-led initiatives that aim to enhance and diversify the student social experience

    Rolling Deadline
    All student proposals must be submitted through ConnQuest

Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement

  1. Global Scholars Fund: a need-based fund to help students defray the hidden costs associated with study away and international internships.

    Open to all matriculated students with demonstrated financial need
    Awards in three categories: (1) up to $500 to help cover loss of income from student employment and/or work study during a study away semester; (2) up to $1000 travel grants toward the cost of round trip international airfare and visas; (3) up to $1000 to supplement the College's summer internship grants (towards international airfare and visas).
    April and November Deadlines
    Contact: Amy Dooling, Associate Dean of Global Initiatives, global@conncoll.edu

Additional Special Travel Funds

  1. Leah S. Rubin '32 Endowed Travel & Research Fund for Judaic Studies: available to any student receiving financial aid and studying any area of Judaic Studies at the College.

    Funds may be applied towards research and travel costs.
    Assistance of up to $1,500 per semester is available.
    Contact: Sharon Portnoff, Elie Wiesel Professor of Judaic Studies, sportnof@conncoll.edu

  2. John S. King Awards for summer study in Germany

    Preference to freshman and sophomores intending to major in German
    Contact: Geoffrey Atherton, Chair of German Department, gath@conncoll.edu

  3. Margaret King Moore '54 and Thomas R. Moore Yale '54 Endowed Travel Fellowship Fund supports research with first preference for doing so in France; if a suitable candidate cannot be found, research in Great Britain will be supported.

    Awards up to $2,500
    Open to First-years, sophomores, juniors, and RTC students
    Deadline in April
    Contact: Shirley Parson, Director of Study Away, sapar@conncoll.edu

  4. Stephen and Pamela Rearden '67 International Travel Fellowship: supports independent research or study at a foreign archive or museum, attendance at a conference or seminar abroad, or similar academically-related endeavor in a foreign country.

    Preference will be given to a student who has not traveled abroad.
    Awards up to $3,000
    Open to First-years, sophomores, juniors, and RTC students
    Deadline in April
    Contact: Shirley Parson, Director of Study Away, sapar@conncoll.edu