General Overview About This Form:
To submit a Richter application, you will need to provide the following:
1. Basic student and project information
2. Project proposal typed, double spaced, no more than 5 pages in length. All
research and creative work, and some experiental projects, require in-text
citations and a reference (bibliography) page relevant to your field of study.
Please use the headings (below) and respond to the following:
(250 words or less) should summarize the main goals of your project and funding use.
and significance of the project.
methods or strategies
you will use to conduct your project.
of conducting the project.
A description of your
for this project.
explanation of the
of the project to your academic and career goals.
3. Budget breakdown and documentation ("proof") of expenses: To document
proposed expenses from websites, such as Amazon or airline pages, use the
print screen function and/or a snipping tool. Receipts and/or invoices can be
scanned or photographed. All expenses must be combined into one PDF
document to upload.
4. Faculty letter of support submitted by the deadline
Funding for Summer 2021 Projects:
Stipend: For summer 2021 only, all students may request a $1,000 stipend. You will determine how you use the stipend, but most will use it to cover living expenses.
Project Expenses: In addition to the stipend, up to $1,000 in additional funding may be requested to help the student cover specific expenses related to the project. These should be things that would typically be covered by a Richter grant, such as materials for the project, books, some equipment (restrictions apply), or housing. Check out what a Richter grant cannot pay for.
Evaluation of Richter Applications:
The Vovis Advisory Board is charged with the distribution of Richter funding to support student research and creative work. Applications are evaluated on completeness, feasibility and quality.
1. This application requires a faculty sponsor - ie the faculty
member at Knox who is familiar with your project and supports your application
for funding. You should talk with your faculty sponsor to obtain their support
prior to completing this application and provide them with a copy of your
2. Richter funding cannot be used to purchase food/meals.
3. All "non-consumable items" (such as equipment/supplies not "used up" during
the project) become property of Knox College at the conclusion of the project.
4. Late applications will not be accepted/reviewed.