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Winter Term Funding

Please note that you'll have the opportunity to apply for funding from the Office of Winter Term inside of your Winter Term Application. Some funding sources may not be available for AY2020-2021. 

The information below is for funding sources outside of the Winter Term office. If you have information about a funding source not listed here, please email and we will publicize the opportunity.
Flint Initiative Grants (FIGs) Contact Dana Jessen for more details Up to $4,000 Provides Conservatory, Double Degree, and Musical Studies students up to $4,000 to pursue imaginative artistic projects during WT.
XARTs Fund Contact Dana Jessen for more details Up to  $4,000 Supports the development and execution of collaborative, multidisciplinary artistic projects during WT.
The 1835 Fund (Administered by the Multicultural Resource Center) Nov. 13th, 2020 Up to $500 Available to students of color engaged in a career development activity during Winter Term.  The activity may be an internship or project and the student must identify an alumni mentor from the Oberlin Alumni Association of African Ancestry.  
The Norm Robertson Student Prize (Administered by the Multicultural Resource Center)  April 1st $250 Awarded to students who have completed outstanding projects of either scholarly research or artistic production/performance that advance communal awareness of issues related to the history, experience, or accomplishments of U.S. and non-U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender (LGBT) persons.
Andy Cemelli '85 Student Research Grant (Administered by the Multicultural Resource Center)  April 1st Up to $500 Supports proposed research projects, performances, or trainings in an area related to the experience or accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and/or transgendered people.
Donald Downs ’62 and Richard Korb Fund (Administered by the Multicultural Resource Center)  Ongoing $100 - $750 Supports research projects, conferences and symposia, film screenings, guest speakers, publications, outreach and education, recognition for exceptional contributions to LGBT life within the Oberlin community. Contact the MRC for more information. 
Ann Marie Schaening ’87 Memorial Fund (Administered by Environmental Studies)  Mid-November.
Contact for more details
$250 - $300 Supports students pursuing Winter Term studies related to the Environmental Studies Program. Announced to ENVS majors/minors and at winter term fair in late October. 
Doris Baron Student Research Fund (Administered by Environmental Studies) Contact for more details $500 - $1500 Supports individual and group research projects focusing on the environment.
Class of 1958 Peace & Conflict Studies Support Fund Contact the department of PACS for more information.  Unspecified Provides limited financial support to projects with a demonstrated relationship to PACS.  
Phyllis Jones Memorial Award (Administered by Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies) Spring Contact GSFS for information. Recognizes and honors student work in areas related to Phyllis Jones's interests: women writers, minority women, women in the community, and the integration of personal and professional goals for women.
Leah Freed Memorial Prize (Administered by Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies) Fall Up to $600 Supports engagement in student research and creative work related to the core concerns of the GSFS Institute.  Support is available for proposals involving students in research, creative work, performance, or other academic project.
Jerome Davis Student Research Fund
(Administered by the Department of Sociology)
Mid-October Up to $750 Supports student research in well-defined fieldwork projects that focus on and benefit a community (broadly defined).  Projects must culminate in a research paper.
Shansi: In Asia Study Grant Please contact Up to $1,500 Supports undergraduate activities in East, Southeast or South Asia during either winter term or the summer. Preference given to an individual, creative and independent project.
Bonner Center Mini-Grants Ongoing $200 The Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Research, in partnership with the Bill Long Foundation, offers mini-grants that can support winter term projects with non-profits, NGOs, schools, and other community based organizations. Mini-grants are awarded in amounts up to $200 with an emphasis on collaborations with local partners in Oberlin and Lorain County. Funds can be used for expenses such as project supplies, publicity costs for an event, and honorarium for a guest speaker as well as for a student's meal expenses.
Jere Bruner Research Grants (Administered by the Politics Department) Nov. 5th $750 The Jere Bruner Research Grants in Politics encourage and support rigorous empirical research on political topics by Oberlin students. The grants are open to any student who has been enrolled at Oberlin College for at least two semesters and who intends to remain for at least one additional semester beyond the project.