Student Opportunity Funds
Student Opportunity Funds are provided by generous friends and alumni of Skidmore College. The Funds offer grants in support of student academic initiatives. Grants may be used to defray the cost of research materials and supplies, for travel to a research site critical to the project's completion, for preparing project results for publication or display, or for purchasing materials needed for a creative project. Student Opportunity Funds are, in short, designed to give students the support they need to start a project (i.e., seed money) and move that project to completion.
Grant amounts are typically $200-$500 and depend on the availability of funds each semester. The Student Opportunity Funds Committee may grant partial awards in some instances because of budgetary constraints, a student's failure to justify certain expenses, or questions the committee may have about whether some of the proposed activities are necessary to advance the student's project. Teams of students proposing a collaborative project may be eligible for additional funding.
For guidance on the project description, the budget, arts projects (if relevant), and research involving human subjects or vertebrate animals, see these application details. Please also read this document on criteria and procedures for further details.
- Application form
- Faculty sponsor recommendation and signature
- Project description (PDF)
- Budget (itemized and totaled, either as PDF or Excel spreadsheet)
- W-9 Taxpayer ID and certification (home address not Skidmore address)
- If needed: arts projects portfolio
- If needed: IRB approval, with date of submission (if pending, please indicate)
DeadlineS AND SUBMISSION
Round I, Monday, October 10
Round II, Monday, November 7
Monday, February 27
Submission: send all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.