CLASS Funding for Student Research and Creative Works
Burt Berlin generously established a fund to provide students who study the humanities to pursue projects, opportunities and endeavors that will enhance their education in the humanities. The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences is seeking proposals from students who have such an opportunity or project that would benefit from financial support.
Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate students who are majoring in the humanities (English, general studies, majors in the School of Global Studies, music, theatre arts, history, JAMM, philosophy and communication) or who are pursuing humanities projects may apply. Students must be CLASS majors who will also be enrolled for Fall 2022 and in good academic standing. Awards from this fund are made to students displaying extraordinary talent in, or affinity for, a particular field or area of study, and who have achieved strong academic success to date in their college studies or who may be motivated or otherwise benefit markedly by the opportunity afforded by the award. The purpose the award is to support undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity.
Students may apply for up to $3,000 to support their projects or enhancement opportunity. A clear and detailed budget for these funds will need to be included with your application. The project or opportunity should take place over the summer and/or fall 2022 semester. Funds must be used while the student is enrolled and in good standing. If used during summer, the student must be enrolled for the following fall semester.
Scholarship Enhancement Opportunities may include but are not limited to the following:
- Participation in seminars, meetings, workshops, competitions, contests, and related activities at off-campus sites.
- Participation in special projects, designed to advance your knowledge and understanding of a particular subject matter, which involve the expenditure of fees and expense to compete or participate in projects.
- Special undergraduate research projects, activities and undertaking involving the need for financial assistance (including tuition and other support to pursue internship opportunities).
- Attendance and/or participation in music, art, poetry, literature, and other humanities events, both on and off campus.
- Travel, lodging, and related costs incurred by students while attending and participating in the foregoing activities (including study abroad opportunities).
Following the award and completion of the funding period, students will be expected to provide a final report of their experience, activity, or scholarship to the dean's office.
The application will require a project narrative, describing the project or opportunity and highlighting how this funding will enhance your study of the humanities. We suggest you prepare your narrative (750 words) and budget in advance and be ready to paste them into the application found at the link above.
Please submit your application no later than April 30, 2022, for consideration.
Please direct any questions to Associate Dean Traci Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CLASS Undergraduate Collaborative Research Key Grant is designed to encourage collaboration between CLASS faculty and undergraduate students on scholarly or creative projects, which may include articles or books, conferences, performances, productions, workshops, travel and professional development experiences.
Proposals are due on Nov. 1, 2021 (with a budget review by Oct. 15, 2021) for the fall cycle, and April 1, 2022 (with a budget review by March 11, 2022). Julie Albrecht (email@example.com), CLASS Business Ops Analyst must approve your budget before you can submit your application to Associate Dean Traci Craig (firstname.lastname@example.org).