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Funding & Grants

Dartmouth students can get assistance for expeditions and research through Dartmouth Out-o’-Doors.

Wolfgang Schlitz Adventure Fund

The Schlitz Fund provides assistance for student members of the Dartmouth Outing Club to participate in outdoor adventures.

Davis G. Kirby ’32 Adventure Fund

The Kirby Fund provides assistance for student members of the Ledyard Canoe Club to participate in outdoor adventures.

Andrew W. Mellon Grant

The Mellon Grant provides funding for student-initiated undergraduate research in environmental and natural resource issues.

Northern Studies Internship Grants

The Northern Studies Internship Grants provide funding to support a hands-on, experiential learning opportunity for students with interests in a wide spectrum of northern forests and lands issues including: defined jobs in the Second College Grant, wildlife conservation and management, forestry, recreation, water resources, and other environmental and economic concerns.

Chris Vale '18 Adventure Fund

The Chris Vale Fund provides funding for one major expedition-style trip per year. Funding is awarded in the Fall term and the trip must be planned for no more than 5 terms later. 

Other Funds

CnT and the DMC have their own adventure funds for active members as well. Contact the club chairs for information. 

Funds Disbursement

On approval, each trip must be approved by the DOC expedition safety review group, a subcommittee of the Risk Management Committee. Club chairs or treasurers should submit funded applications to their OPO advisor/partner for distribution to the RM review committee. 

Each participant must complete this form, which includes submission of their trip application. The club chair must then approve the award amount by initialing the google form. OPO Staff will send the trip application to the RM committee for review. 

Once RM review is completed and funding information provided, OPO staff will submit form to the Administrative Assistant to process payment. 

Payment cannot be processed more than one month prior to the start of the trip. Payment will be sent by cheque to the address provided on the form. If you have not received payment within a few weeks, check in with the Administrative Assistant in Robinson Hall. 

International Travel

All international trips, whether club-sponsored or through funding from Schlitz, DKAF or club adventure funds must adhere to these procedures:

*During planning, Investigate all State Department travel warnings and advisories. No college-sponsored trips shall travel to areas with State Department warnings.
*Notify Dick's House of plans for foreign travel as soon as possible, and seek required immunizations and travel consultations.
*All participants must register with The Dartmouth International Travel Registry
*Ensure that trip and participants have information about Dartmouth's ISOS resources

Last Updated: 10/26/17