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Student Experience Grants


Student Experience Grants are designed to provide financial support for student-initiated experiential learning opportunities that allow students to engage in practical applications of theories learned through their Social Sciences education.

The key criteria for funding must be the merit of the learning experience for the student and the degree to which the initiative is experiential. Experiences must also be student-initiated.

Student Eligibility

Activities offered through Experiential Education (EE) are available to students who meet our EE eligibility requirements. Additionally, students who have already received two (2) Student Experience Grants are not eligible to apply for or receive funding.

The activities associated with the grant can occur up until October 1 of the following academic year, except for students in their final year, who can only apply for funds if the experience will conclude prior to the completion of their degree requirements (e.g. Students whose final academic term ends April 30, can only apply if their experience will be completed by April 30 of that year)

Eligible Activities

All experiences must include a hands-on, experiential element where the student is actively participating in or contributing to an activity.

Funding has been granted in the past to some of the following types of activities:

  • Experiential conferences or workshops (attending or presenting at)
  • Local, national, and international extra-curricular learning opportunities
  • Faculty-supervised, non-credit, independent research or fieldwork


This list is not exhaustive. Students are encouraged to apply for any opportunity that fits the criteria.

Deadline Dates

Applications will be accepted on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Normally, applications will not be accepted at other times. All applications are to be submitted to KTH 102 before 4 p.m. on the deadline date. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered, nor will applications submitted by email.

More Information

For complete information about Student Experience Grants, including application information, view the Student Experience Grant Student Information document listed below:

 
For a list of previous grant recipients, click here.

For more information about Student Experience Grants please contact:
Ruthanne Talbot, Programming and Outreach Manager
talbotr@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140, ext.23382
KTH 102

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