Barry and Debbie Franklin Student Engagement Fund

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for the Barry and Debbie Franklin Student Engagement Fund, which was established to enable students within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to partake in engaged learning experiences during their time at the University. For the purpose of this award, student engagement activities are defined as additional opportunities outside of the classroom that connect with, build on, and enhance the student experience in the classroom. These can be either research or artistry or community-based research projects.
Students with majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences can apply for an award of $900 for a faculty-supervised project to be carried out and completed in spring semester 2021. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2020. The application consists of questions about the purpose, contribution, methodologies, and outcomes of the project. A letter of recommendation from the sponsoring faculty member(s) must be included. The awardee and faculty mentor will be notified by December 1.
Eligibility:
• Applicants must have academic majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and faculty supervisors must be from CLAS departments.
• Applicants must have completed at least 60 credit hours of coursework at NIU (or in combination with transfer credits).
• Projects must be completed by the official end of the spring 2021 semester.
• Projects can be, but are not required to be, associated with specific courses. The award is ideal for capstone experiences.
For additional information, contact Dr. E. Taylor Atkins, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, at etatkins@niu.edu. Faculty letters of support should be sent directly to Dr. Atkins.
Apply via this link: https://niu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6VF08nHmCXwQl0x

Award
$900.00
Deadline
11/15/2020