Davis Center Funding Request Form

Fall 2017 funding requests were due October 23rd at 5:00 pm.  Requests will re-open January 15, 2018.

2018 Davis Center Research & Development Symposium | April 14, 2018 | 9 am to 4 pm | Griffin Hall

The Davis Center funds programs and events that are aligned with the center’s mission to support the personal and intellectual growth of the Williams community through education, advocacy, and support for historically underrepresented communities.

Priority will be given to proposals/projects that are intersectional in focus or approach. We will not recognize requests for funding after an event has taken place. We will not provide additional funding for Spring Break out Trips (BOTs), Claiming Williams events, or any other program to which the Davis Center has already made significant financial or personnel commitments.

Funding requests are reviewed once per week. Applicants can expect a response after the Tuesday following their request (i.e. a request submitted on a Tuesday afternoon will hear back the following Tuesday).


Submission requirements:

  • Please upload a detailed description of the event/program for which you are requesting funds. Submissions must include: a full budget (including other sources of income or funding), purpose/mission of the event or program, and key partners/sponsoring offices. Please also include your plan for addressing Davis Center post-completion requirements. Feel free to upload any additional supporting documents as well.
  • NEW REQUIREMENTS: In an effort to continue supporting the community in a way that centers the Davis Center’s mission, we have incorporated the post-completion requirements into funding request protocols, as detailed below.
  • Through these new requirements, those unable to take advantage of programs/conferences or participate in research opportunities will be able to gain some exposure to the principal concepts explored in said programming/conferences/research studies. Furthermore, these submissions help us to highlight outstanding events, in addition to archiving/recording these experiences for future students and alumni. Finally, these added requirements will assist us in our internal assessment efforts.

Criteria for awarding grants are as follows:

  • Registered student group support for events and programs
    • For groups with a regular budget, the Davis Center will fund no more than 25% of any event or program, including conferences.
    • For groups with no regular budget, funding amounts are at the discretion of the Davis Center.
    • Upon completion of your event/program, submit a 500-word statement detailing the purpose of the event, the intended outcomes of the event, an event summary, and what was gained from the event (this could include quotes from participants) within 7 business days. The final 200 words should serve as a reflective statement; you can be as creative as you wish. The purpose of this activity is to capture the essence of the event.  Please plan to capture pictures during active programs and initiatives.
    • Submission of an expenditure report is due within 7 business days of program/project/conference completion.  Reports should include sources of funding, a detail outlining all associated expenditures, and how available funding was applied across expenditures.  Please email reports to Ceci Del Cid at [email protected]
    • For conferences/research endeavors, participants should plan to submit a presentation proposal within 7 business days of project completion. Utilize the Presentation Proposal Form, to detail (1) how the conference/research project aligns with the Davis Center mission, (2) pertinent conference/research information, (3) specific presentations/topics of relevance to the Williams community, (4) goals and demonstrated outcomes of specific presentations/topics relevant to the Williams community, and (5) a short list of references (if available). Indicate whether your submission is a presentation proposal or a poster presentation proposal. All presentations must be prepared by April 14, 2018 for the annual Davis Center Research & Development Symposium. Presenters may also duplicate their presentations at a DC Brown Bag Lecturette; please indicate your interest on the form. Finally, please capture any handouts, presentations, articles, etc. that could be posted to the Davis Center website or made available in the library.  You may wish to retain materials that can later be copied for your distribution during your presentation. Copies should be created and distributed with the expressed consent of the original author. 
  • Individual student or unregistered group support for conferences, research, projects, events, etc
    • Any individual student or unregistered group seeking to implement a program, execute a project, or attend a conference must have the support of a sponsoring registered student organization, academic department, or administrative office – in addition to a primary staff or faculty advisor.
    • The Davis Center will confer with the sponsoring organization, academic department, or administrative office, as well as the primary staff or faculty advisor prior to making any funding decisions.
    • For students requesting funding for individual projects, we reserve the right to solicit follow-up or supporting information from a faculty or staff member familiar with the program for which you are seeking funding.
    • Upon completion of your event/program, submit a 500-word statement detailing the purpose of the event, the intended outcomes of the event, an event summary, and what was gained from the event (this could include quotes from participants) within 7 business days. The final 200 words should serve as a reflective statement; you can be as creative as you wish. The purpose of this activity is to capture the essence of the event. Please plan to capture pictures during active programs and initiatives.
    • Submission of an expenditure report is due within 7 business days of program/project/conference completion.  Reports should include sources of funding, a detail outlining all associated expenditures, and how available funding was applied across expenditures.  Please email reports to Ceci Del Cid at [email protected]
    • For conferences/research endeavors, participants should plan to submit a presentation proposal within 7 business days of project completion. Utilize the Presentation Proposal Form, to detail (1) how the conference/research project aligns with the Davis Center mission, (2) pertinent conference/research information, (3) specific presentations/topics of relevance to the Williams community, (4) goals and demonstrated outcomes of specific presentations/topics relevant to the Williams community, and (5) a short list of references (if available). Indicate whether your submission is a presentation proposal or a poster presentation proposal.  All presentations must be prepared by April 14, 2018 for the annual Davis Center Research & Development Symposium. Presenters may also duplicate their presentations at a DC Brown Bag Lecturette; please indicate your interest on the form. Finally, please capture any handouts, presentations, articles, etc. that could be posted to the Davis Center website or made available in the library. You may wish to retain materials that can later be copied for your distribution during your presentation. Copies should be created and distributed with the expressed consent of the original author. 
  • Staff/Faculty initiatives/programs/events/etc.
    • Funding amounts are at the discretion of the Davis Center.
    • Please be prepared to either write a short article/blog post or present in the Davis Center Research & Development Symposium in the spring. Blog posts will reach a maximum of 300 words and will include a headshot, as well as how you preferred to be addressed via publication.  Blog posts should be submitted within 14 business days of program completion. Faculty/Staff choosing to present a lecture or poster presentation at the Davis Center Research & Development Symposium are encouraged to utilize the Presentation Proposal Form. Submission timing can be discussed with the Program Coordinator or an Assistant Director.
    • Submission of an expenditure report is due within 14 business days of program/project/conference completion.  Reports should include sources of funding, a detail outlining all associated expenditures, and how available funding was applied across expenditures.  Please email reports to Ceci Del Cid at [email protected]
    • We encourage you to also consider sharing information related to your established initiatives, research, and conventions at a DC Brown Bag Lecturette.

Fall 2017 funding requests were due October 23rd at 5:00 pm.

2018 Davis Center Research & Development Symposium | April 14, 2018 | 9 am to 4 pm | Griffin Hall

Davis Center Funding Request Form

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    Please upload a detailed description of the event/program for which you are requesting funds. Submissions must include: a full budget (including other sources of income or funding), purpose/mission of the event or program, and key partners/sponsoring offices. Feel free to upload any additional supporting documents as well.