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Field Experience Program

What is the Field Experience Grant Program?

The Field Experience Program (also referred to as the FEG program) is an opportunity for first-year Beloit College students who received the Field Experience Grant opportunity as part of their admission package to connect their experiences and interests, test them out in new places, and build confidence in their ability to pursue their dreams at college and beyond. Funding of up to $2,000 will support a significant self-designed learning opportunity in the summer following each recipient's first year.

To learn more about what Field Experience Grant students think about their experience, listen to Field Experience podcasts.

Current Field Experience Grant Students

Congratulations to each of you on receiving grant awards for your proposed projects!  What will your learning adventure be?  Whatever it is, we’re here to help you take full advantage of this opportunity to jump-starting your Beloit College liberal arts experience. By the spring, we’re confident you’ll be prepared to design and take charge of your own summer learning experience.

We look forward to working with you to craft this opportunity and to start putting the liberal arts into practice. 

Resources and Workshops

For All Students Receiving the FEG

  • February 5, 2018 at 7pm in the LAPC
    A workshop for all FEG students who are considering a project that involves interviewing, photographing, or  filming, people.  Professor Shannon Fie from the IRB review board will be on hand to help students determine if they will need IRB approval.

Need help writing your FEG proposal?

Make an appointment at the LAPC.

Need a resume or need help searching for a volunteer opportunity or internship? 

Make an appointment with a Career Peer Advisor.

Other Resources

Please refer to the following documents, forms, and resources:

  • Frequently Asked Questions- Additional information about the Field Experience Grant.
  • Pre departure checklist for international travel.
  • Volunteering Abroad - Valuable information for those seeking to volunteer abroad.
  • FEG proposal template - use this  to help you write your proposal
  • FEG budget template-  complete with samples of shared and individual budgets
  • Rubric for evaluating your FEG proposal - important to know as you begin researching and writing.
  • Tax Statement
  • Institutional Review Board(IRB) approval- IRB approval is needed if you plan on photographing, interviewing, or surveying people for your Field Experience.  This is an approval process that is done separately from the Field Experience proposal.  Follow the link for more information. It is important to talk to your coach about this process and to start early. You cannot save the online IRB submission form, so please copy and paste the questions into a word document so that you can take your time answering them.  Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (the first document in this list) for important information. 
  • Common Grant information- Important if you apply for additional funding.  Scroll down to 'Common Grant Application Form.'
  • Visa Information - International Travel

For any questions regarding the FEG, please contact:

FEG 2014

Cristina Parente
Field Experience Coordinator
608-363-2673
parenteca@beloit.edu

fieldexperience@beloit.edu