Student Grants

Student grants process

Fellowships and grants both aid in the pursuit of additional opportunities for research, fieldwork, and more. Provided here are a list of fellowships and grants as well as websites that can be searched to find further opportunities.

Student Grants

Reginald Simmons Memorial Award

Reginald (Reggie) Simmons '75, a thoughtful and respected scholar of political science and African affairs, passed away in 2003 at age 50. Simmons devoted his career to improving the lives of the people of Africa. In his honor, former classmate Bob Iger '73 has established the Reggie Simmons Memorial Award, which each year will send two students to participate in a program with which Simmons worked for many years: Operation Crossroads Africa (OCA). OCA is America's premier cross-cultural exchange program designed to promote understanding of Africa and its culture.  Ithaca College students who are majors in the Politics Department  or in the Park School are eligible. Graduating seniors are not eligible. The deadline for submission of the essay application is typically in mid-February.

Janet Kalinowski Student Development Fund

The Janet Kalinowski Student Development Fund provides support to students of accomplishment and promise who are engaged in the study of issues surrounding gender and social position. Administered by IC's Women's and Gender Studies program.

-Students may apply for funding ranging from $100 to $400

H&S Student Conference Fund

The H&S Student Conference Fund was created to assist students who have conducted original research, scholarship, or creative inquiry project, and are presenting their work at conferences. The Fund provides reimbursement for travel costs associated with conference attendance.

-Students may obtain funds from $300 to $750

-Students must complete and submit applications six weeks before planned conference attendance

H&S Summer Scholars Program

Through the Summer Scholar Program, H&S invites students to extend their engagement and dedication into the summer months, providing them a paid opportunity to engage full-time in mentored projects.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program

“The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.”

Boren Awards for International Studies

Boren Scholarships provide “opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests” and Boren Fellowships encourage “U.S. graduate students to add an important language component to their educations”.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

“The Gilman Scholarship Program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy.”

Politics Student Grants for Socially Engaged Research and Activism

Ithaca College’s Politics Department is offering a new grant for “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..”

Deadline: February 1

Additional resources to utilize to find fellowships and grants…

Ithaca College Grants, Awards, and Publications

Ithaca College H&S School Awards and Grant Programs

Ithaca College External Fellowships, Grants, and Academic Opportunities

Columbia College Fellowship database

Bowdoin College Fellowships & Research

FinAid Grant search

American Political Science Association Grants, Fellowships, and Funding

Politics Department Student Grants Documents

file-outline Student Grant Description - student grants description.doc (13.5 KB)
file-outline Politics Department Student Grants Application - Student grant application.doc (13 KB)
file-outline Politics Department Student Grant Final Report - finalreport.pdf (78.72 KB)