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Hope and Heritage Funding

The Richard Beaupre Hope and Heritage Fund has been established to support student and faculty excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences. Funding is available for partial reimbursement of expenses directly related to presenting papers, delivering poster sessions, accepting awards for scholarship, or to attend professional conferences or events. Funding may be used to defray the cost of travel expenses and accommodations. The Department of Psychology has established the following procedures for application:

1. All students and faculty are eligible to apply for funding. However, students are eligible for only one award per year.

2. Applications should be submitted at the minimum one month prior to the event date.

3. Complete the application that you download from the College of Arts and Sciences website: Administrative Resources.

4. The following attachments are requested:

  • a. Notification of acceptance of the paper, poster, or award.

  • b. Abstract for your submission.

  • c. Maximum one page attachment describing the purpose of your request (optional)-can be completed on the form.

  • d. A signed "Creating a Culture of Writing" agreement form that states that you will work with at least one faculty member to achieve the goal of submitting your manuscript for publication based on the conference attended with the aid of your Hope and Heritage award within one year of the date of the conference. If you attend a training conference, use the skills learned to submit a manuscript for publication within one year of the training conference.

    5. Drop off your application packet to Kathy Uhl in Chafee 314 who will obtain the required signatures for further processing.

    6. If your trip involves funding from a grant administered through CPRC take the signed application to Megan Lane.

    7. When you return from your trip, write a brief letter of appreciation to Dean Brownell for the funding you received, letting her know how the trip benefited you. It can be an email. Please copy Dr. Collyer.