Guidelines for Student Opportunity Project Funds
Criteria and Procedures:
Applicants for funds must be full-time matriculated undergraduates, must demonstrate the merits of their proposed research or creative project, describe how the activity will enhance the student's education, explain the potential benefit of the project to the larger Skidmore community, and provide a detailed budget request. Funds may be used only for the purposes designated in the application; any unexpended funds must be returned to the College. Given the limits of available funds, fewer summer projects will receive grant support. Preference will be given to well written proposals that grow from or contribute to a credit-bearing experience. Successful applicants agree to file a brief project report and expense report with the Office of Academic Advising after completing their funded activity. Reusable goods (such as computers, software, recording or video equipment, etc.) purchased with Student Opportunity Funds become the property of Skidmore College after the completion of the project.
All applications for Student Opportunity Project Funds must be submitted to the Office of Academic Advising in Starbuck Center by the published deadlines for each semester. Application materials must be typed and must be clearly and coherently written. The Associate Dean of the Faculty for Academic Advising makes all final decisions, consulting as necessary with other staff and faculty.
All questions regarding Student Opportunity Funds
should be directed to the Office of Academic Advising