There are two grant
opportunities available; you can apply for one, both or none. They are:
- Office of International
Education Academic Initiatives Stipend
- $300 with service requirements
- Deadline: Nov. 1
- web site: http://www.uwlax.edu/oie/SA/Forms/AIS_Application.pdf
- Research, Service, &
Educational Leadership (RSEL) grant through
- up to $1600 per student group
- Deadline: second Friday in October
- web site: http://www.uwlax.edu/graduate/documents/Graduate%20Studies%20RSEL%20Grant.doc
These grants are wonderful opportunities to partially fund your international experience. They also come with a time commitment. I would highly suggest you consider the time involved writing a grant proposal and completing the requirements of the grant with the amount of funding you will receive. Also consider the learning experience that comes with writing a grant and how this may build your overall portfolio.
If you are planning on submitting a proposal for either of these grants you will need to have the course instructor - Robin agree to be your faculty advisor. In order to make the grant writing process a quality positive experience for you, I would ask the following:
- Read about each of these grants on the web sites, and contact me 3 weeks before the deadline with your tentative plans for a grant proposal including a rough outline of your ideas and your strategy for writing the grant, i.e. how you will divide the work.
- All members of your grant proposal group will need to attend a university grant writing workshop (bring your rough outline to this workshop for their feedback).
- Your first draft of the Graduate studies grant needs to be given to me 2 weeks before the deadline of the grant, the Academic Initiatives stipend draft needs to be given to me 2 weeks before the deadline as well.
- Plan on completing several revisions of the Graduate studies grant before the deadline of the grant, and at least one or two revisions for the Academic Initiates stipend. From past experiences, the Graduate Studies grant is a more time consuming grant to write compared to the Academic Initiates stipend.