ELIGF guidelines for students
STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES
This fund is an endowment provided by the University’s Foundation. The purpose of ELIGF is to encourage projects that foster student innovation, initiative and self-reliance, by providing students with financial support to pursue for-credit internships in practical research and, most particularly, job-related experiences. Grants can be made up to a maximum of $2000 to defray the costs of an experiential learning project taken for the credit and cannot be for a wage or tuition costs. Such costs can include the cost of equipment, in which case the equipment will remain the property of Bishop’s University after the completion of the course.
Of educational value to the students, these projects must also involve tangible benefits to the social, cultural, environmental, and/or economic health of the Eastern Townships community.
All applicants must be full or part-time students of Bishop’s University. All projects should normally be completed prior to November 30, 2017. Nevertheless, the Experiential Learning Evaluation Committee recognizes that some projects may involve timeframes outside of this time period. Students wishing to apply for funds form ELIGF must be registered EITHER in ELP 300 or in an internship or practicum course identified as such in the Bishop’s University Calendar.
Adjudication of applications is the responsibility of the Experiential Learning Committee, which evaluates projects through an open, competitive, and objective selection process. The Committee might delegate its responsibility in this matter to a sub-committee which must always contain at least one student.
The application requires the following:
Project definition and documentation
- A statement of objectives;
- A description of the project, highlighting its innovative nature;
- A detailed timetable for project realization;
- A detailed budget
- A projection of potential value of the activity to the individual student and the host organization;
- Two letters of reference, one from a Bishop’s University faculty member supervising the internship, and a letter from the host organization.
Applications will be judged using the following criteria:
- Clarity of project description;
- Perceived value of project to the student and his/her academic program and host organization;
- Viability of timetable and budget.
CONDITIONS OF AWARDS
The amount awarded represents the allowable maximum of expenditures associated with the applicant’s grant.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IS November 1st, 2016.