Procedures for Friends of Drake Arts (FDA) Student Travel and Research Funds 05/20/10
Fine Arts students majoring in Art, Music or Theatre who are interested in applying for Friends of Drake Arts funds to support travel and/or research should follow this procedure. These funds are reserved for special and significant opportunities that are not part of the regular on-going academic programming at Drake. Three awards are given annually: $1000, $500, and $250.
On 1-2 pages indicate who will travel and the nature of the proposed travel for research, conference presentation, competition, or significant learning opportunity.
A. Briefly describe the activity and indicate how it fits one of these categories:
B. Indicate how the activity is related to learning goals in an individual class or in your major program or in a co-curricular program at Drake University.
C. Secure a recommendation from the faculty member who is supervising the research, performance, or program as well as a memo of approval from the chair of the department or director of the program in which the course, program, or co-curricular activity is being conducted (these recommendations can be sent electronically).
D. Submit the above materials with a brief budget indicating the expenses to be covered to Tricia Atterberg, Friends of Drake Arts Liaison, in FAC 266A. Make sure to indicate all the possible sources of funding that you have available for the project or travel. Students should look for additional funding resources to complete their proposed activity. The deadline for proposals each academic year is March 1, although if funds are available projects will be considered for proposals made after the deadline.
The Friends of Drake Arts Steering Committee will meet to discuss and approve awards. Decisions will be based on the
E. Following a successful award students will be required to submit a Travel Reimbursement Form along with a brief report on their experience indicating 1) the use of funds with receipts attached for expenses, and 2) the quality of the learning/research/performance activity and what they derived from it. These are due in the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences no later than one month after the completion of the funded activity.