Name: Camila Flamiano Domonoske
Declared Major/Minor: Undeclared (English)
Where the project will take place: The Philippines
One sentence description of project: I will interview young women's rights activists in the Philippines about their backgrounds, motivations and goals, and write reported non-fiction articles to share their stories with a general audience.
When grant is to be used (month/year): May-July 2010
And approximate duration of project: 6 weeks
Total amount project is expected to cost: $4,590
*this cost includes equipment which will not be paid for by Dean Rusk money*
Please indicate all other potential or actual sources of funding for this project:
Baker scholarship stipend: $2,500 anticipated.
Abernethy grant: applied for $1,000
Bank of America/Kemp Scholars Program: applying for $2,000
Amount requested from the Dean Rusk International Studies Program: $1,090.
This is equal to the total amount of project - (Baker stipend + amount requested from Abernethy). It does not account for the amount I intend to apply for from Kemp.
Have you received any previous grants from the Dean Rusk Program? No.
Have you had previous experience abroad? If so, please describe briefly. Yes. I lived in London for 4 months with my family, spent 2 months travelling through Europe, spent 2 weeks in Costa Rica on a high school trip, and spent 3 weeks in Ireland.
Have you already, or do you plan to study abroad while at Davidson? If so, when? I plan to study abroad in Fall 2010, in London.
What effect would lack of a Dean Rusk grant or an amount less than requested have on your travel plans?
No effect, some effect, or significant effect, depending on the results of my other grant applications. If I am granted a Kemp scholarship as well as my Baker stipend, the lack of a Dean Rusk grant will not affect my plans. If I do not receive money from Bank of America/Kemp, but do receive an Abernethy grant, the lack of a Dean Rusk grant, or a diminished amount, would have some effect, and I would shorten my trip and try to trim my budget. If I do not receive any grants except my Baker Summer Stipend, I will have to remove several weeks from my itinerary.
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.
Camila's Budget Breakdown
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.
Camila's Grant Project Proposal