The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support undergraduate experiential learning for current undergraduate students. These funds provide financial support for student participation in research activities, conference presentation support, unpaid internships, study away (domestic-U.S. and international), and other learning opportunities outside the classroom.

Application for ELF

The funds can be used to pay for supplies, expenses, analysis, and travel costs related to the experience, or to alleviate obstacles that would prevent students from participating in an undergraduate experiential learning activity. Funds cannot be used for wages. Funds typically do not exceed $750 but all reasonable requests will be considered. Students may request additional funds to support presentation at professional conferences, up to an additional $500.

All CEOAS degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible to apply for these funds, including Corvallis and Ecampus students. Students do not need to receive academic credit for the experience to be eligible, but do need to be enrolled (credit or non-credit) to receive disbursement. Students may receive funds once for experiential learning and once for conference funding. A person associated with the experience, such as a research mentor or internship supervisor, must submit a letter of support.

Applications due by Friday of Week 2 to receive funds the following quarter. Applications reviewed quarterly.

Questions? Contact Kaplan Yalcin or 541-737-1230.

Funds can be used for the following:

  • Research costs including:
    • Analysis time
    • Supplies and equipment
    • Travel costs
    • Expenses
  • Unpaid or low-paying internship expenses
  • Study away
    • Domestic-US
    • International (with approval)
  • Other experiential learning expenses outside the classroom
  • Conference presentation and travel costs
  • NOT for wages or tuition

Faith Townsend, 2023 recipient of Experiential Learning Funding