Grants for Academic Enrichment

Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Academic Enrichment awards up to $100,000 annually to support undergraduate research, conference travel, internships, and special projects. Grants are reviewed monthly while classes are in session. Submit by the 15th to receive a decision by the first week of the new month. Applications for summer opportunities (i.e., internships, research, etc.) are only considered during March and April.

If you are interested in applying, please consider coming to one of our grant info sessions (check below for this semester's sessions), scheduling an appointment with a grant advisor (sign up here), or taking a look at the FAQ. Visit the applications section to read about grant requirements and to submit an application. If there is a specific grant program you are interested in, you are welcome to make a note of that. Past recipients and their stories are a great way to get an idea of what students have used grants for. For help with the grant application process, please contact the Office of Academic Enrichment at, 504-862-8741, or by visiting 105A Hebert Hall.

Submit a Letter of Recommendation 


Schedule a Grant Advising Appointment 


Individual/Group Leader Grant Application 


Group Member Grant Application


New Grant Policies (effective AY 23-24)

  • Letter of Recommendations: Letter of recommendations can be written by either a Tulane faculty or staff member. Previously, letters of recommendations would only be accepted from Tulane faculty members.
  • Rent Coverage: Summer grant funds for housing accommodations cannot be used to cover the cost of rent for annual lease agreements. Rent coverage is only allowed for temporary housing through sublease agreements or short-term rentals. In the application, you will be required to show proof of accommodation (e.g., receipt, lease, listing, etc.)
  • Purchasing Flights: All flights for student academic travel needs to be purchased through Tulane's Travel agency, World Travel. Instructions for creating an account and purchasing your flight can be found here.
Resources for Applying

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • Budget Worksheet
  • Updated Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation (from a Tulane faculty or staff member)

You can find more information regarding the required application materials under the "Application Materials" tab on the "How to Apply Tab," found here.

Download Budget Worksheet for application

Link to Additional Resources: Letter for Recommendation, How to Book Travel, Rubric

Writing Assistance with grant proposals at the Academic Learning and Tutoring Center


What Funds Can and Cannot Be Used For

NTC: OAE grants support academic projects and research, academic conference travel (for presenters), virtual conference and local (New Orleans) conference attendance, internship travel and related costs, some service projects, and other projects related to one's studies or academic-related interests. Check out the Student Grant Stories tab to see examples of previously funded NTC grant requests. 

What is Not Covered

  • Food costs (unless you're a digital media production or film student).
  • Stipends or salaries. Costs for any program or course where you are receiving credit.
  • Costs to take classes or courses, whether for credit or not for credit.
  • Study Abroad tuition costs. Start-up ventures.
  • For-profit or non-profit companies that either require a high donation fee or charge a high fee to place you with an internship or "voluntourism"-oriented excursion.
  • Personal items such as medical insurance, cell phones, etc.
  • Durable items or supplies (cameras, etc.) that are over $100 (unless you intend for them to remain the property of your department.)
  • NTC: OAE will not fund travel to countries on the U.S. State Department’s Travel Advisory List that are designated as “Level 4: Do Not Travel,” and will consider travel to countries designated as “Level 3: Reconsider Travel” on a case-by-case basis.
  • Travel costs for attending a conference without presenting (virtual conferences and New Orleans conferences okay).
  • Projects or travel for student organizations. Global Brigades trips, effective 2019-2020 school year.
If You Are Awarded Funding

Requirements of Award Recipients

  • Grant Report (1-2 pages) or Presentation at Grant Workshop (5 minutes)
  • Research Symposium Poster (Fall or Spring semester)
  • Thank you note (0.5-1 pages)

Please delay purchases—especially travel related—for as long as you can. If your project ends up becoming impossible to finish (or you will graduate beforehand), you will need to pay back the grant. This is the last thing we want to be asking students to do. If your project ends up not being possible to complete, we encourage you still to list the award on your resume or CV. A reminder that students must use grant funds while they are undergraduates of Newcomb-Tulane College. In other words, funds need to be used prior to graduation.

Please email us at if you have further questions.

23-24 Academic Year Grant Information

NTC: OAE Grant Deadlines: September, October, November, February, March, April

Hear about successful projects from recent grant recipients, and learn more about applying for grant funding from Newcomb-Tulane College.

Attend a Grant Information Session

More Dates to Come