Guidelines and Deadlines

Student Eligibility

In general, undergraduates who meet the specific student eligibility requirements may apply for an Experiential Learning Fellowship. Students may apply for only one of three funds in a given year and can receive more than one award during their undergraduate careers.

Specific Student Eligibility Requirements

The Rocks

Undergraduates who have declared a major or minor in programs offered by any of the following academic departments are eligible to apply: art history and art, classics, English, modern languages and literatures, music, and theatre and dance. In addition, students who have declared their intent of pursuing a major or minor in any of the college’s interdisciplinary programs in which faculty from the arts, humanities or social sciences departments listed above participate as program faculty are also eligible to apply.

The Experiential Learning Fellowship in Anthropology

Undergraduates who have declared a major in Anthropology, have obtained at least sophomore status, hold at least an overall GPA of at least. 3.0, and have completed a minimum of 12 credits in anthropology, including ANTH 102 (Being Human: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology) are eligible to apply.

The Traub

The George S. Traub Memorial Undergraduate Research Fund was established to support declared majors who are pursuing degrees offered by the College of Arts and Sciences related to the history, politics, public policy, or economics of the Northern Ohio region.

Deadlines and Important Dates

The Rocks and Traub Experiential Learning Fellowships

The Experiential Learning Fellowship in Anthropology 

Awards are announced within four weeks of deadline.

Deadlines are strictly enforced. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all documents are submitted by the deadline, or the application will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered for funding.

If You Are Funded

Accessing Funds: Recipients of an Experiential Learning Fellowship will access funds on a reimbursement basis through the dean’s office in the College of Arts and Sciences. That is, students will incur the cost of their projects and seek reimbursement from the College of Arts and Sciences. An exception to this policy is travel: the university will pay for a student’s fare directly to a travel agent once a student has worked with an agent to establish an itinerary. The college’s grant administrator for the Experiential Learning Fellowship is Emily Curto ( who will process all reimbursement requests and arrange for travel payment. Emily will provide fellows with required forms contained within the reimbursement system.

Funded projects must be completed, and the fund’s account closed, prior to a fellow’s graduation date.

Progress Report Requirements

Experiential Learning Fellowship recipients are required to report on their completed projects and fellowship experiences at a forum open to the University community. In addition, recipients must submit semi-annual progress reports to the grant administrator in the College of Arts and Sciences, usually due six months and one year (if applicable) out from the date of the letter of acceptance.

Ongoing Reporting Requirements

If a recipient wishes to adjust an already approved budget, requests for adjustments and revisions to approved budgets must be communicated and submitted to the grants administrator, Emily Curto ( and then be approved by the dean in the College of Arts and Sciences who oversees these funds. If a recipient for whatever reason wishes/needs to adjust his/her scope of her project, that too must first be communicated to Emily.