Student Grants

The College of Human Sciences Council Grant reimburses approved undergraduate students or College of Human Sciences student organizations for up to 50 percent of the cost of activities such as conferences, workshops, seminars, and undergraduate research.

Process

  1. Complete an Individual Student Grants Application or a CHS Student Organization Grants Application.
  2. Submit the application via email to hscouncil@iastate.edu by the deadlines below. Please title your email subject line 'Grants - Term Year - Club or Name'. You can also drop of your application in CHS Student Services in 131 MacKay (Human Sciences Student Council mailbox).
  3. The committee reviews applications once each semester.
  4. Council approves/denies the request by a majority vote.
  5. The grant amount is awarded when receipt is presented.

Grants given for

Grant preference is for undergraduate opportunities.

Acceptable request examples:

  • Professional development conferences, guest speakers
  • Field trips, workshops, seminars
  • Undergraduate research

Unacceptable request examples:

  • Individual and organization requests for funding of the same activity
  • Study tours, internships or practicums, or social activities
  • Any event/request for which the/a student is receiving academic credit
  • Graduate grant applications/research (Graduate students should visit GPSS for funding sources)

Deadlines

Fall semester: 5:00 p.m. November 13, 2015
Spring semester:5:00 p.m. April 10, 2016

Submit the application via email to hscouncil@iastate.edu by the deadlines below. Please title your email subject line 'Grants - Term Year - Club or Name'. You can also drop of your application in CHS Student Services in 131 MacKay (Human Sciences Student Council mailbox).

Grant award limits and rules

Grants may cover up to fifty (50%) percent of the total costs of the activity with the following limits:

  • Organizations: not to exceed $500
  • Individuals: not to exceed $350

All original itemized receipts must be submitted for reimbursement. Funding is only reimbursed or allocated for the total of available receipts regardless of the approved amount.

Two or more individuals filing a grant request for the same purpose must apply as an organization. Failure to comply with this may result in denial of funding.

Monies available for organizations are contingent on attendance at Council meetings per the Human Sciences Council constitution. (See a council executive member or club representative for details.)

Award is reimbursement for:

  • Past events (submit within the same semester of the event/activity date).
  • Future events prior to May 2016.