Wheaton Foundation Grant Application Guidelines
Wheaton Foundation Grants have helped students:
- cover course-related conference fees and travel costs;
- buy materials and equipment for research;
- travel to research sites; and
- compensate research subjects.
All Wheaton students, regardless of class year, are eligible as long as they are in good academic standing. It is expected that funds, in general, will be used to cover expenses incurred in the semester of application (or in the semester following the application at the latest). Expenses incurred during January/summer are not eligible for funding through the Wheaton Foundation Grants. Applicants may apply during both the fall and spring semesters; however, priority will be given to first-time applicants.
Grant requests are limited to a maximum of $250 per student per year. Group submissions are welcome but costs per student must be justified. The Committee on Academic Standing may limit the use of/deny funds for expenses judged inappropriate for this grant. Any equipment purchased on this grant will become property of the department involved and any books purchased become the property of the Wheaton Library.
Steps for submitting your proposal
- 1. Prepare a title for your proposal.
- 2. Write a proposal which include the following sections.
Goals: In 50 words or less, what are the goals or expected outcomes?
Description: Briefly and clearly describe your proposed project in 500 words or less.
Budget: Include Itemized costs (equipment, supplies, travel expenses, etc.) for which you are requesting funds/reimbursement. Institutional reimbursement rates for standard items include mileage at $.56 ½ cents per mile and photocopying at 10 cents per copy.
- Fill in all of the required information on the automated document, inserting your word.doc proposal as indicated. You may check with contact below to make sure your proposal came through okay.
- Request a letter of support from a faculty member (send email to firstname.lastname@example.org) sponsoring your project. It is most helpful if the letter addresses the value and relevance of your request to your academics at Wheaton. This support letter must arrive on the deadline date as indicated, so please be considerate and give the faculty member the time to get it done. Do not wait until the last minute.
- Deadlines are twice a year, November and March. Date is posted on webpage. Late applications will not be accepted.
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