Conference Travel Funding

At the heart of the academic experience is original scholarship, broadening not only the student's personal understanding but expanding the knowledge for the wider human community. Financial support is available to students who will be presenting their work at conferences, exhibitions, and performances. 

Students may apply for up to $300 to support their attendance a conference to present the results of their research, scholarship, or creative activity.

The Student Scholarly Initiatives Committee is now fielding applications for student travel.

1) Please read our policies for student travel first.  They are located here.

2) Applications for travel funding where a single student will present a project are located here.   

Applications for presentations where a multiple student authors will present the same project are located here.   

3) Also, please email buonaccorsi [at] juniata [dot] edu after completing the application to let us know it has been filled out.

Research Funding

Financial support up to $300 is available to students who will be performing original scholarly research.  

1) Please read our detailed policies first.  They are located here.

2) The application for student research funding is here.  You'll need to download it.

3) Please attach the application in an email to buonaccorsi [at] juniata [dot] edu after completing the application to let us know it has been filled out. 


Summer 2020 Mini-Grants Opportunity

This competition has closed as of July 16, 2020.  All funds have been allocated.

Students may apply for:
  • A summer stipend for up to the equivalent of two full time weeks (2 * 40 hours * $10/hr = $800)
  • Up to $500 for supplies and/or research-related travel (not for presenting research, there is a separate application for that).
Applying for summer research/scholarship funding:
  • Only students who live in Pennsylvania are eligible for funding because Juniata College is not a multistate employer.  
  • Students must be enrolled at Juniata in the Fall semester of 2020 to be eligible.
  • Describe the research/scholarship project in a proposal. The proposal guidelines are included in the application, linked here.
  • The project must be research (as defined in the application form) and mentored by a Juniata faculty member.
  • Projects must adhere to IACUC (Moodle:Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) and IRB (Moodle: Institutional Review Board) guidelines where applicable. There probably won’t be sufficient time for new projects to gain approval over the summer.  Working under an existing authorization may be an option.  Please check with your mentor regarding feasibility.
  • Projects may be entirely online.
  • During the Covid-19 emergency, projects may be performed on campus only if given written permission from the Juniata College campus safety officer, Roy Nagle.
  • Wherever the work is done, it needs to be in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.  The faculty member should address this in their statement of support.
  • The work period must be completed before the following academic year starts.
  • Faculty mentors are expected to be available over the entire student work period to mentor their student researcher(s).  
  • Proposals will be peer-reviewed by the Student Scholarly Initiatives Committee (SSI).  Members with conflicts of interest will self-identify and recuse themselves from evaluation.
  • Projects will be reviewed starting on the 1rst and 15th of each month, with implementation as early as that month.
  • Projects will be reviewed until funding is expended.  This website will be updated to reflect availability of funds.

After proposal has been accepted:
  • See Joanne Krugh regarding spending policies.  
  • See also this document
  • Please document anything interesting about your work (photos, videos) so we can showcase your project on our web site.  Email the committee chair with contributions at buonaccorsi {at} juniata [dot] edu
After having completed the work:
  • Students who receive funding must fill out a brief report summarizing their findings by Sept 15 of the year the work was performed.  The form for the report is here.
  • Students who receive funding must present at the Liberal Arts Symposium