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Undergraduate Dean's Office
Eugenia Chase Guild Hall
Lower Level
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: (610)526-5375
Fax: (610)526-7560

Academic Year Funding

Research / Project Awards


  • Funding can be applied toward any approved expense associated with activities that involve a student's own academic research or scholarly work and include faculty-mentored research.  Examples of approved expenses include lab materials, travel costs for visiting an archive or library, photocopying print resources, and purchasing materials for a performance or production. Awards may not be used as salary or to support activities required in a course taken for academic credit.
  • All funding applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from a Tri-Co faculty member supervising the research/project or serving as the applicant's mentor.     
    ** Be sure to give your faculty letter writer at least 2-3 weeks advance notice.
  • Applicants must submit a budget showing how the award will be spent. Awards cannot exceed $450.
  • Students can apply for up to two awards per academic year. There is no deadline to apply; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


1.  Complete the the following form: On-line Application Form

2.  Ask a TriCo faculty member to complete the following form: On-line Faculty Letter of Support Form

** For students proposing projects that involve research on human subjects, please acquaint yourself with the procedures of the Institutional Review Board and discuss with your faculty advisor. **

Tips for Creating a Budget

If requesting compensation for mileage, please use:  IRS Standard Mileage Rate.

Below is a sample itemized budget.  When submitting your budget, list your expense descriptions and their corresponding amounts.  If unsure of the actual amount, please provide a researched estimate.


Total amount requested: $255.94

  • SEPTA tickets – Bryn Mawr-Temple Univ. (10 trips x $5.75 fare) – $57.50*
  • Survey compensation ($5/survey x 30 participants) – $150.00**
  • 10 mini DV-tapes for tape recording – $18.84
  • Building block set for experiment – $29.60

*Please take into consideration taking the most cost-effective form of transportation.
**This project would require IRB approval since it includes work with human subjects.