From the Dean of Studies
Please see below for several potential sources of funding to support work on senior projects. To apply, please fill out the form below:
Senior Project Funding Request Form
Application deadline is 5pm on Friday, 11/5/2021
Center for the Study of Hate
The Bard Center for the Study of Hate offers grants up to $1000 to help with expenses related to Senior Projects that examine human hatred and its manifestations. By hatred we refer to the “working definition” of hate studies: “the human capacity to define, and then dehumanize or demonize, an ‘other,’ and the processes that inform and give expression to, or can curtail, control, or combat, that capacity.” Hatreds can be visceral (such as white supremacy, antisemitism, Islamophobia, or other ideologies and theologies that target groups for violence or discrimination), or normative (such as historical analyses of hatreds which were viewed by many at the time as just how things were, like slavery before the civil war, or the tolerance today of racist sports team mascots). Students in all fields are eligible to apply.
Stuart Stritzler-Levine Seniors to Seniors Grants
Provided by the Lifetime Learning Institute (a constituency of senior citizens who reside in our local community and organize a campus program of continuing education), these are grants of up to $750 to support senior project work that might not otherwise be feasible or would necessarily be truncated because of financial constraints. Students in all fields are eligible to apply. Recipients are expected to make presentations to the Lifetime Learning Institute members in the spring semester.
Lytle Family Fund
Up to $500 for students seeking support for research and related work on senior projects in areas concerned with American Studies or Environmental & Urban Studies. Students in all fields are eligible to apply.
Bick Jewish Studies Fund
In 1985, Professor Mario Bick established an endowed fund to support student research in Jewish studies. This fund, The Drs. Taula Siemiatycka Bick and Alexander Bick Fund, makes grants of up to $1200 available each year to assist students with research and scholarly development pertaining to Jewish studies (i.e., transportation, food, and lodging costs related to travel to archives, libraries, museums, or conferences; language study; supplies and materials such as film, tapes, books, photocopies, etc.). Students in all fields are eligible to apply. (Applications should describe any relevant coursework in Jewish Studies.)
Migration Initiative Grants
The Human Rights Project, with funding from the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement and Education, can support students who are writing senior projects on migration. Funding can be used for domestic travel within the US (for instance to do on-site research, conduct ethnography, or to visit libraries and archives), or for procurement of resources not available through the Bard Library system. Students in all fields are eligible to apply.