Grants and Awards



There is a universal grant application form for all of our grant programs.  However, if there is a specific grant program you are interested in, you are welcome to (but not required to) note it on your application form. You may only apply for one grant per project per semester. If you need help with the grant application process, please call (504-314-2829), email, or stop by our offices in Hebert Hall 104 and 102, located on the first floor in the Newcomb-Tulane College suite, directly across from the Honors Program office. (Once inside the Newcomb-Tulane College suite, enter suite 106, and walk in to either room 104 or 102.)

Grants are reviewed on a monthly cycle. Submit your application by 5:00 p.m. on the 15th of the month to receive a decision by the 30th of that month (September through November and February through April only).  If you are applying for funding for a summer project, you may submit your application in February, March, or April (See "Summer Grant Programs" below.).  Some grant programs only review applications at certain times; see each grant description for details.

Grants for Research, Travel, Workshops, and Conferences

The Georges Lurcy Grant Program offers male and female Newcomb-Tulane College students the opportunity to undertake a term-time research or special projects under the direction of a faculty member. Grants in the range of $200 to $1,500 will be awarded for the purchase of research materials and resources, for travel and access to special collections or libraries, laboratory supplies, performance-related expenses, art supplies, and to defray other expenses directly incurred by project research.

Liberal Arts Research Awards provide grants of up to $1500 for individuals or $3500 for groups to support student research and scholarship in the liberal arts.

The Newcomb-Tulane College Dean’s Grant Program allows Newcomb-Tulane College students to obtain funding for research, projects, and cocurricular activities that are not eligible for other grant programs.

The Judith and Morris Henkin Memorial Travel Scholarships provide funding for academic enrichment opportunities for undergraduate students at Tulane University. Examples of appropriate projects include travel (domestic or international) for research, internships, service projects, or other cocurricular programs.

Timothy Sykes Daytrading Award for the Talented
- Tim Sykes (B.A. 2003) established this fund during his junior year at Tulane after great success in daytrading. In establishing it, Tim sought to recognize and nurture talented individuals whose abilities and accomplishments may not be in traditional areas of endeavor. There are many ways to be “successful” in today’s society and this award acknowledges young people with unique interests, passions, and accomplishments.

The Oscar Lee Putnam Cultural and Intellectual Enrichment Program provides grants for students, who are Louisiana residents*, for research, travel, artistic, and internship projects. Proposed projects may be related to a student's course of study or intended career, or they may allow the student to explore talents or interests not specifically related to a curriculum.
*A resident student is defined as one who has abandoned all prior domiciles and lived in the state of Louisiana continuously for at least one full year (365 days) immediately preceding the first day of classes of the term for which classification as a resident is sought.

Study Abroad Grants

Study abroad scholarship opportunities and Corasaniti Study Abroad Grants are administered through the Office of Study Abroad. For more information, visit


Summer Grant Programs

Please note that our grant programs may NOT be used toward the cost of summer study abroad programs that will earn college credit.

The Gordon Summer Fellowship offers a $4,000 grant to one male and one female undergraduate student for an innovative summer project designed for intellectual and personal growth. The grant is offered on a competitive basis each spring, and students awarded the grant money will use it during the following summer. Preference will be given to those students whose plans have substantial intellectual and/or academic merit, whose goals are clearly defined, and whose budgets are sound.

The Katherine and Robert M. Devlin ’64 Internship Program offers funding for male undergraduate students with summer internships with alumni or in fields related to the liberal arts.

The David Cameron Taylor Memorial Summer Travel and Enrichment Program, established by J. Edward Taylor ’42, M.D., offers male undergraduates the opportunity to travel to consult scholarly materials or undertake unusual and enriching intellectual experiences.

Senior Honors & Awards

Each May, Newcomb-Tulane College recognizes students who, by achieving academic excellence, embody the highest goals of the institution. Prizes are awarded by the appropriate departmental and college committees and are presented at a special Senior Awards Ceremony held during commencement weekend. Click here for a listing of current prizes and awards by department, subject to change. Click here for the departmental form for declaring award recipients. Click here to learn about the Peery Society and the William Wallace Peery Medal for Academic Excellence.


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