Where the project will take place: Johannesburg, and possibly Cape Town, South Africa
One sentence description of project: In the summer of 2010, I plan to examine the following question: What economic benefit has the 2010 FIFA World Cup had for small, micro and medium sized tourism enterprises in South Africa?
When grant is to be used (month/year) and approximate duration of project (in weeks):
June 2010-July 2010, 5 weeks
Total amount project is expected to cost: $7,335
Amount requested from the Dean Rusk International Studies Program: $1942.50
(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.).
Personal savings, family contribution, Abernethy.
What effect would lack of a Dean Rusk grant or an amount less than requested have on your travel plans?
Have you had previous experience abroad? If so, please describe briefly.
Yes, I have travelled on a summer service trip to Nicaragua and an exchange trip to Spain in high school. I have visited family in India on occasion and I was able to visit South Africa once to see where my Mom grew up and where my grandparents are from.
List your involvement with the Dean Rusk International Studies Program and/or other international activities on campus:
I will study abroad during the spring semester of my Junior year.
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.
By plane- Round-trip Economy Class Austin, TX to Johannesburg, South Africa: $4225 (as of 2/25/10)Round-trip Johannesburg to Cape Town:$500
Taxi, Train, and Car Hire/Petrol (Minimal Safe Public Transport Available)**: $700
Living Allowance: 5 weeks x $300 per week (Number/limit determined by Abernethy for lodging and food): $1500
Publication Expenses: $0
Expendable materials/supplies: $250
Local SIM Card + Airtime: $70 (not covered by Dean Rusk)
Pens and Notepads: $50 (not covered by Dean Rusk)
Photo-Book to publish images from trip in bound form (from Costco): $50 (not covered by Dean Rusk)
Pack Safe Luggage Security Web (For security if and when at hostels): $80 (not covered by Dean Rusk)
Technological Items not covered by Dean Rusk: $160
Total Budget: $7335
Total Amount Requested: $4135
Requested from Abernethy: $2192.50
Requested from Dean Rusk Program: $1942.50
From Other Sources
John M. Belk Scholarship Summer Research Stipend: up to $3000
Family Contribution: Will cover the remainder not funded by grants
Personal Contribution: $200
**Currently there is violence between the minibus/taxi drivers in Johannesburg, as well as targeting of the new public buses making their already limited availability unsafe to use. As reported by the Mail & Guardian and New York Times on 3/25/2009 and 2/22/2010 respectively.
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.
Drew's Grant Project Proposal