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Dean's Award for Graduating Seniors


The Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors is designed to fund ($500-$2000) original research or creative projects pursued after graduation that are related to the academic concentrations of undergraduate Gallatin students. In the proposal, a student will articulate the focus of his or her concentration, how the proposed project relates to it, and what the possible benefit of the project might be to the life or career of the student after graduation. Proposals should demonstrate a strong grounding in the research methodology or artistic process that are required to complete the project successfully. Awardees are expected to provide a written report on their projects by the end of the following year and may be asked to share their work with the larger Gallatin community.


Graduating seniors (undgraduate only) who are in their last semester at Gallatin. Applicants must have submitted an adviser-approved rationale.

January graduates must apply by December 1, May graduates must apply by April 1.


The expectation is that the bulk of the award will be used within six months of the the awardee’s graduation date.


December 1 (January graduating seniors)

April 1 (May graduating seniors)

Application Requirements

  • Concentration: Describe your concentration and explain how this award/fellowship may contribute to your concentration's development.
  • Project Proposal: Give a detailed description of your project. Include your project goal(s), a brief demonstration of your knowledge related to the field of study, a description of your research methods or artistic process, and your project outcome (i.e., an essay intended for publication, a work of art, etc.).
  • Budget: provide an itemized account of your expenses associated with this project. If the total cost of the project is above the award amount, be able to explain how you will procure the additional funding to complete the project.
  • Resume
  • Recommendation