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Programs : Brochure

The John Parke Young Initiative on the Global Economy is pleased to announce the availability of financial support to conduct independent research, undertake internships, and participate in conferences, colloquia, or workshops. Projects must be related to world affairs or the global economy for support

Examples of projects eligible for funding:
  • Independent field research, including Senior Comprehensives research, in the U.S. or abroad
  • Unpaid internships in the U.S. or abroad
  • Travel costs and expenses for participation in domestic or international conferences, colloquia, or workshops
  • Travel costs and expenses for research in the U.S. or abroad
Occidental College places the highest priority on the safety and health of all students. Accordingly, the proposed host site and project design must avoid extremely unhealthful conditions, crime, political instability, or other conditions which pose unusual or significant risks to students such as those triggering a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning. Applicants must review College statements on Location Safety and Travel Policy. If funded, all participants must participate in the College travel clearance process through the International Program Office Mandatory Online Clearance Process for Independent Research.
Recipients of Young Student Grants are required to submit both a written report and a Global Crossroads project at the conclusion and participate, as well, in the annual Young Student Grant Showcase & Dinner. The report must include a summary of the project activities, results, and budget report. Further details provided on grant award letters.

If a project involves human subjects, it must be reviewed and approved by the College’s Human Subjects Research Committee before the start of research. If a project requires human subjects clearance, documentation requesting approval must be submitted to the Young Student Grant Committee as a condition of receiving funds. See