Application for Dean of Students’ Developmental Grant

The Dean of Students’ Developmental Grant provides financial support to Yale-NUS College students who are competing at competitions, presenting academic work at an academic conference, or attending conferences for professional or personal development. Funding is limited to allow support for a variety of student requests and academic and co-curricular engagement beyond Yale-NUS College.

This grant is open to:

  • All Yale-NUS College students
  • Students may apply for the grant as individual or as a group
  • Graduating seniors can only apply for programs up to June 30

Please note that students under academic warning, academic probation, or suspension are not qualified to apply or the period that they are serving their sanctions. Students on a Leave of Absence when a project / conference is due are also not qualified to apply.

Considerations that are taken into account when reviewing requests:

  • Priority will be given to students presenting academic work at a conference, or representing the College at competitions;
  • Strength and rigor of the proposal;
  • Connection between the proposed program and the student’s personal/professional goals;
  • Priority will be given to students who have not been funded by DOS before;
  • Whether you are receiving other sources of funds on campus;
  • Whether you have been funded by DOS in the past 1 year.

Application Process

  • Submit APPLICATION by deadline in order to be considered by the committee:
    • Use the Budget Template to fill out budget. Upload this form and supporting documents in your application.
    • If requesting more than $500, please include:
      • Invitation Letter from organiser
    • If requesting more than $1500, please include:
      • Invitation Letter from organiser
      • Recommendation Letter or endorsement from Faculty member
      • Samples of past presented work and/or work to be presented
  Program / travel dates Application deadline
Semester 1 September 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020 August 18, 2019
October 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020 September 15, 2019
Semester 2 February 1, 2020 – May 31, 2020 January 19, 2020
March 1, 2020 – May 31, 2020 February 16, 2020
 Summer June 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020 May 17, 2020
  • You will be notified on the outcome of your request within 2 weeks of the application closing date.
  • Late or incomplete proposals will not be considered.