Applications for next year are now closed. Please check back in fall 2013 for application guidelines for summer 2014 grants.
Six $3,000 are available for undergraduate or graduate students to support an independent study project, or to defray the cost of attending a New School program in India or China. The field visit has to be taken by the end of Summer 2013. The funds could be used towards expenses such as airfare, local transportation, room and board, and interpreters.
- Be a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student in any discipline
- For undergraduates, a minimum of 12 credits completed, and for graduate students, a minimum of 9 credits completed by the end of Fall 2012, and planning to enroll in the Fall semester 2013
- Has a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.3
- Know a New School faculty member who can supervise the project
- Prior knowledge of India and China is not necessary. This program is open to students at all levels of study. However, priority will be given to non-specialists looking to explore and deepen their knowledge of one or both countries.
Recipients of student travel/research funds are required to:
- Embark on their field visits before the end of summer 2013
- Seek advice regarding their field visit through their academic advisors. ICI has limited resources, thus will not be able to assist student with travel logistics or obtain local information
- Maintain constant contact with their faculty mentors during the entire project period
- Make a public presentation of their projects during fall semester 2013
- Submit a final written report on their projects by mid-February 2014
Applications for all student grants and programs typically require the following elements. Be sure to compile these documents early to avoid late or incomplete submissions.
General Application Elements
- Curriculum vitae, including a list of academic accomplishments and interests
- A statement of purpose (not more than 3 pages, double-spaced) describing: How the funds will expand your knowledge of India and/or China and your independent research project or The New School summer program and how it might relate to the theme of the program.
- One letter of recommendation from a New School faculty member with referral form
- A signed New School Faculty Mentor Form – your faculty mentor does not necessarily have to be the same person who is writing the letter of recommendation. But s/he should be a full-time faculty member at The New School
Applications close October 12, 2012.