Name: Emily Deibert
Where the project will take place: Quito, Ecuador
One sentence description of project: Exploring what it means to "die well" by comparing end-of-life care-- values and practices-- in Ecuador adn the United States, in order to assess and critique the cultural competency of the dominant model of hospice and pallative care.
When grant is to be used (month/year) and approximate duration of project (in weeks): Note: A grant recipient may be required to repay a portion of his/her grant if the trip is terminated early. The Dean Rusk Program staff retains the authority to determine the sum of such a reimbursement. This does not apply to cases in which early termination results from developments beyond the grant recipient’s control.
This project will run 6 weeks, from the end of June (27th) to mid-August (15th)
Total amount project is expected to cost: $2350
Amount requested from the Dean Rusk International Studies Program:
(Total amount of project – personal funds and other grants = amount requested)
Have you received any previous grants from the Dean Rusk Program? No.
Please explain all other potential or actual sources of funding for this project (including other grants, personal savings, family contribution, Davidson College scholarships that provide summer travel/research funds etc.).
I will also apply for Abernethy funding.
Have you had previous experience abroad? If so, please describe briefly.
Yes-- I lived in Cambridge, England (1999-2003); travelled independently in England, France Switzerland, and Italy (July 2009); studied in Athens, Greece (Aug-Dec 2009).
What effect would a lack of a Dean Rusk grant or an amoung less than requested have on your travel plans?
Please provide a budget for your project. Use as much detail as possible.
Note: The Dean Rusk Program will not provide funds for the purchase of technological items that will have a useful life beyond your trip abroad. For example, you may not use Dean Rusk grant funds to purchase cameras or tape recorders. Do not include these items in your project budget. If you use grant funds to purchase items of this nature, Davidson College will either take possession of those items or ask you to pay back a sum equal to the purchase price. If you have questions about whether or not a particular item falls into this category, ask the Dean Rusk Program staff before you submit your proposal.
Transportation: 1550 TOTAL
Car/Taxi (Internal): 250
Plane flight (to/from Mariscal Sucre Airport): 1200
Public (bus and Trolebus): 100
Living Allowance (approx. 20/day): 800 TOTAL
Rent contribution: 300
Please attach a description of your proposed project (or study abroad experience) and how a grant would be used. Explain in as much detail as possible what you plan to do, why you want to do it, and what you think the project will allow you to contribute to the Davidson community.
Emily's Project Proposal