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Associated Students of Lewis & Clark (ASLC)

Grants

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 Fall. Applications have been updated to reflect new policies regarding COVID-19. Your Department’s Representatives are 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 weekly via Zoom on Mondays from 6-8 pm throughout Fall semester. Grants that are sent before 5pm on Wednesday to Grants Director Ela Pencl 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 fall will be on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Keep in mind we hear only upto four grants per meeting, so you may need to apply sooner to ensure a presentation time.

Would you like to apply? Email Grants Director, Ela Pencl saabgrants@lclark.edu about clarifying each step of the application process, or answering any questions. Applicants are required to meet with the Grants Director before submitting their application. Her office hours are via appointment over Zoom.

 

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Arts & Expression Grant:

The Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) Arts & Expression Grant supports students who are performing and/or displaying artistic work to the Lewis & Clark community. This work must be academic in nature and may include, but is not limited to, independent projects, musical recitals, art shows, and senior capstone projects.

DUE DATES:

  • Submit grant application by Wednesday, 5:00 pm to saabgrants@lclark.edu, in order for the application to be reviewed by the SAAB representatives.
  • The last deadline for submission is Wednesday, November 25, 2020.
  • All grants will be heard within two weeks of the due date.

Arts & Expression Grant Application


Research Grant:

The Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) Research Grant supports students who are conducting self-motivated research (supported by a faculty advisor) that adds depth and perspective to existing courses, programs, and issues at Lewis & Clark. Such research may be for independent study courses or theses/projects.

SAAB works with the Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance (SPARC) Office to ensure that funded research meets federal guidelines and College policies. For example, the College requires that all staff, faculty, and students involved in research are trained in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and complete online training modules. In addition, if your research involves human subjects, live vertebrate animals, and/or biological materials, it must be approved by an institutional research compliance committee prior to research initiation. Please note that research involving human subjects includes interviews, exemption must be determined by the IRB, and IRB review can take several months. More information and instructions are available on the SAAB grant application or by reaching out to the committees directly.

DUE DATES:

  • Submit grant application by Wednesday, 5:00 pm to saabgrants@lclark.edu, in order for the application to be reviewed by the SAAB representatives.
  • The last deadline for submission is Wednesday, November 25, 2020.
  • All grants will be heard within two weeks of the due date.

Research Grant Application

 

Visiting Scholars Grant:

The Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) Visiting Scholar Grant supports students who are inviting visiting scholars or professionals to campus who will both add depth and perspective to existing courses, programs, and issues at Lewis & Clark. Such programs may take the form of seminars, tutorials, public lectures, performances, and/or workshops. Priority will be given to scholars who can lecture, visit classes, and meet with students on an informal basis. Expenditures may include travel, meals, lodging, services, honorariums, and informal receptions. Please note that there is a $500 honorarium cap and that speaker fees will not be covered by SAAB. This grant category is not intended to fund annual Research.

DUE DATES:

  • Submit grant application by Wednesday, 5:00 pm to saabgrants@lclark.edu, in order for the application to be reviewed by the SAAB representatives.
  • The last deadline for submission is Wednesday, November 25, 2020.
  • All grants will be heard within two weeks of the due date.

Visiting Scholar Grant Application

Program & Conference Grant:

The Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) Program & Conference Grant supports students who are participating in or presenting at conferences or outside educational programs that combine current campus-wide issues and college curriculum and in general enhance the academic environment at Lewis & Clark. These conferences and programs need not directly apply to one’s major.

DUE DATES:

  • Submit grant application by Wednesday, 5:00 pm to saabgrants@lclark.edu, in order for the application to be reviewed by the SAAB representatives.
  • The last deadline for submission is Wednesday, November 25, 2020.
  • All grants will be heard within two weeks of the due date.

Programs & Conferences Grant Application


Social Impact Grant:

The Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) Social Impact Grant supports student-initiated projects designed to have a sustained, purpose-driven social impact. Projects can seek to impact the Lewis & Clark community, the Portland area, or beyond. Projects shall be designed in a way that, if they succeed, enables and encourages future Lewis & Clark students to continue the effort in one way or another.

DUE DATES:

  • Submit grant application by Wednesday, 5:00 pm to saabgrants@lclark.edu, in order for the application to be reviewed by the SAAB representatives.
  • The last deadline for submission is Wednesday, November 25, 2020.
  • All grants will be heard within two weeks of the due date.

Please Contact the SAAB Grant Director for inquiries into this grant. saabgrants@lclark.edu

Social Impact Grant Application
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IMPORTANT TIPS FOR THE PROCESS PLEASE READ!

All applications should be submitted digitally to the SAAB Director of Grants at saabgrants@lclark.edu. Upon submitting all required application documents, applicants will be notified by email with further details.

 

To see previous grants, visit this link.

Start now! You need two SAAB members to advise and ultimate be signatories for your grant. SAAB Grant Board members are not required to meet with applicants if they are not contacted at least two weeks before the grant is turned in.

Revise, revise, revise. Your application should be excellent and free of any errors. Typos are an indication of a lack of concern and will diminish your chances of being funded. Note:

  • Applications must have ALL required elements in order to be heard by the Board. Make sure to contact SAAB members in advance in order to procure two signatures for your grant. Contacting the SAAB Grant Director as well will improve the depth of your grant and the process!
  • If you are funded, It takes the business office up to two-weeks to process the money you have been awarded. Please plan accordingly.
  • SAAB Grants do not allocate funds retroactively. This means you cannot apply for an event, project, or research that has already occurred. It is important you plan ahead.
  • SAAB Grants cannot fund food. In your itemized budget food should never be included and if it is, the price listed will automatically be disregarded.


Presentations

Presentations are required for all grant applications. The SAAB Grant Director will schedule a presentation date after your application is received. All grants are heard during the SAAB Weekly meetings on Mondays. Each presentation should be 7 minutes long, and give a general overview of your grant application, budget, community give back, and purpose!

For more information email the SAAB Director of Grants at saabgrants@lclark.edu. We want you to get funded and we can help you navigate the process.