Politics Student Grants for Socially Engaged Research and Activism

DESCRIPTION: These small grants will support Politics majors and minors who wish to develop or participate in initiatives involving community, environmental, social, economic and political change, activism and other life learning experiences (trainings, workshops, engaged research, social justice actions, teach-ins, active investigation and/or projects) that stand outside the traditional realm of academic conferences, debates, and classroom-based learning.

We will consider student proposals/projects that address Ithaca College’s core goals of enhancing student learning experiences related to diversity, global issues, social justice, and that reflect student civic engagement and active forms of citizenship.

Eligibility: Politics majors and minors are eligible to apply for these funds.

Award Amount: Proposals may get funded to a maximum of $300/student or more if funds permit.

Eligible Expenses: Students will be reimbursed for expenses up to the amount provided in the grant. Expenses may include travel, lodging and meals, appropriate supplies etc.

Application Process: Students should submit an application using the grant form at this link.

Cycle one: September 15th.
Cycle Two: February 15th

Decisions: Decisions will be made approximately 2 weeks after the deadline.

Report: Awardees will be expected to submit a brief report within four weeks of completion of their projects using the form available on the department website.



Dr. Patricia Rodriguez

Dr. Kelly Dietz

Dr. Peyi Soyinka-Airewele