SAAB Representative 2021-22

This year’s SAAB representative for Classics is Orion Whitcher.

Orion Whitcher

The Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) sponsors a competitive grant program supporting:

  1. student-motivated research
  2. attendance at conferences
  3. visiting scholar programs
  4. performances or artistic displays

COVID-19 Update: In order to ensure the safety of communities across the country, SAAB will not be funding any travel this Spring. Applications, which can be found here , have been updated to reflect new policies regarding COVID-19. Kate is also happy to brainstorm safe or virtual projects you can apply for. You can also take a look at the Student Opportunities Database which is filled with upcoming projects compiled by your representatives!

SAAB meets via Zoom on throughout Spring semester to discuss and vote on grants. Grants that are sent before 5pm on Wednesday to Grants Director Helen Cecile Nowatka at saabgrants@lclark.edu are then invited to present their application to the Student Board within two weeks from the date of submission. The Board makes funding decisions based on merit and the project’s contribution to the Lewis & Clark community.

NOTE: The final deadline for grants this Spring will be on Wednesday, April 18, 2022. Keep in mind SAAB hears only up to four grants per meeting, so you may need to apply sooner to ensure a presentation time.

Orion encourages you to contact him with any questions about SAAB or about a proposal you would like to submit. You can reach Orion via email at orionwhitcher@lclark.edu.