Journey Grants offer endless opportunities for education-enriching experiences. Here are a few opportunities for biology majors. Consult with your faculty advisor for more suggestions. Visit the Jewell Journey Grant page to complete an online application.
- Take an advanced class in the summer in your field of interest. Or, take a class that we don’t offer at Jewell (marine biology, for example).
- Go on a medical mission trip or volunteer at a national park or nature reserve. A Journey Grant could cover travel expenses and lodging.
- Work in an off-campus research lab in your field of interest during the summer. While funded summer research programs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) are available, a Journey Grant might allow you to get experience in a laboratory that doesn’t have funding to support you.
- Attend a workshop or visit a lab to learn a new technique. For example, the National Institutes of Health offers technology workshops on various research techniques.
- Attend a scientific meeting to learn more about your research field. Or, you could use the funds to go to the meeting and present your research.
- Stay on campus in the summer and conduct research full time. The money can be used to purchase research supplies and fund on-campus housing and meals.