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Student Resources

Funding support is available for students pursuing a minor in museum studies. Funds are available for a range of activities, including attending conferences, field trips, bringing in an unscheduled speaker, or developing a museum-type exhibit on campus.

The application process for these funds is easy! All you need to do is:

1. Be officially registered in the Museum Studies Program;

2. Check with the Chair of the Museum Studies Program to confirm funds are available and to discuss your project;

3. Write up a brief (no more than 300 words) description of your plans for the funds;

4. Send your proposal via email as an electronic document to the Chair.

You can expect:

1. The Chair will notify you within 24 hours by email that your proposal has been received;

2. The Chair will circulate your proposal to Steering Committee members asking for comments and a recommendation for approval within 7 days;

3. You will be notified within 10 days of your original submission if your project will be funded;

4. If your project is funded, funds will be available to you immediately. However, these are called “reimbursable” funds, meaning you will need to save receipts and turn them in to the Chair, usually within 24 hours of the completion of a project. In some cases, funds may be necessary beforehand; in that case, the Chair will work with you to see that your goals are met;

5. If your project is NOT funded, don’t despair. The Chair will counsel you on the comments received from Steering Committee members and you can re-submit your proposal;

6. Generally, the maximum amount of funding available for a project is $250; projects of equal or lesser cost are encouraged. If your project will cost more than $250, consult the Chair.