Sigma Tau Delta’s Chapter Project Grants are designed to encourage local chapters to be innovative in developing projects that further the goals of the Society. The Society will award a limited number of grants, for up to $500 each, to support local chapter activities. Funds may be requested for separate projects or for parts of larger projects, and chapters should explore ways to use Project Grants in combination with funds secured from other sources. Funds may be requested for ongoing projects, but there is no guarantee that projects funded during one grant period will receive funding in future grant periods.
Appropriate projects include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Service projects connected to the discipline (writing competitions for local elementary or secondary schools, tutoring projects, writing projects, literacy programs, library donations, etc.).
- Projects aimed at broadening appreciation of language and literature (workshops for non-campus groups such as elementary/secondary students, senior citizens, or disadvantaged groups; poetry posters or projects; radio/television/video productions; etc.).
- Hard costs associated with research projects such as photocopying, telephone, postage, print materials, or travel; such projects should include participation by at least two chapter members and must be connected to the discipline. Grant funds may not be used for salaries or stipends.
- Activities aimed at increasing chapter membership or visibility (building a database, conducting career days, preparing orientation materials, providing leadership training, establishing a display cabinet, etc.).
- For additional ideas, see the many examples of projects listed under Community Service on the Sigma Tau Delta website.
Applications must be complete and received by November 5, 2018.