Student Academic Grants

The Dean of the College Office has modest funds with which to support student research-related expenses.  These Academic Grants are a maximum of $500 per current Carleton-enrolled student, once per academic year.  Students are expected to pursue additional sources of funding (i.e., their department, the host institution, CSA, etc).

Funding may include:

  • Travel to a conference that a current student has been invited to present their academic research at;
  • Publication, communication and project expenses (excluding equipment);
  • Travel to sites where research is being conducted; and
  • Travel for research connected to the Senior Comprehensive Exercise (“Comps”)


  • The project or conference attendance must be connected to the student’s academic work at Carleton.
  • Only one grant per Carleton-enrolled student per academic year will be considered.
  • Students who receive need-based financial aid during the academic year may be eligible for additional funding--reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  
  • Requests will be reviewed weekly during the term.
  • Faculty members attending a conference along with more than two students presenting research should contact Karen Moldenhauer in the Dean of the College Office.



Thanks to the generosity of family and friends of Toni Sostek, a beloved teacher who passed away in January, 1996, after a distinguished career in dance and choreography, The Carleton Tiny Toni  has been established.

The Tiny Toni is a small grant designed for students who want to use art to enrich their own and others’ lives.  Grants of up to $200.00 will support projects in any of the arts: English, theatre, dance, music, media studies and art. The grants may be used for a wide range of activities, and are awarded on a first-come first-served basis.

Interested students may apply by submitting the following to Karen Moldenhauer, Dean of the College Office, via email.

  • A proposal of not more than 250 words;
  • A budget; and
  • A faculty letter of support to endorse your proposal and your ability to carry out the project, if applicable, submitted by said faculty member directly to Karen.

Questions?  Call x4300 or email Karen Moldenhauer (kmoldenh)

After completion of your project, please fill out the Funding Benefits student summary and email it to Karen Moldenhauer.  This information is provided as a courtesy to our donors.