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Student Experience Fund

The Student Experience Fund is designed to provide financial support for students to participate in experiential learning opportunities that allow them to engage in practical applications of theories learned through their Social Sciences education.

Student Eligibility

Activities offered through Experiential Education (EE) are available to students who meet our EE eligibility requirements. Additionally, students who have already received two (2) Student Experience Grants are not eligible to apply for or receive funding.

The activities associated with the grant can occur up until August 31 of the current academic year, except for students in their final year, who can only apply for funds if the experience will conclude prior to the completion of their degree requirements (e.g. Students whose final academic term ends April 30, can only apply if their experience will be completed by April 30 of that year)

Eligible Activities:

All experiences must include a hands-on, experiential element where the student is actively participating in or contributing to an activity.

Funding has been granted in the past to some of the following types of activities:

  • Presenting at conferences
  • Attending conferences (Students must clearly articulate the hands-on components of the conference. The conference cannot simply be for knowledge acquisition.)
  • Local, national, and international extra-curricular learning opportunities such as volunteering abroad, experiences while on academic exchange, etc.
  • Faculty-supervised, non-credit, independent research or fieldwork (Funding is not intended to support volunteer research assistant positions for faculty members)
  • Ideas to enhance student-driven departmental initiatives (Must include a letter of support from the Department Chair/Director)
  • Ideas to work with community partners on community-based initiatives (Must include a letter of support from the community partner)

Deadline Dates:

Applications will be accepted at the following deadlines:

  • Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Friday, March 15, 2019

Applications must be submitted before 4 p.m. on the deadline date. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

More Information:

For complete information about the Student Experience Fund, including application information, view the Student Experience Fund Student Information document.

 For more information about Student Experience Grants please contact: