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The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center
Dartmouth College
6082 Rockefeller Hall
Hanover, NH 03755 USA
603 646-3874
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Rockefeller Center Mini-Grants

Looking for program funding for yourself or an organization? Rockefeller Center mini-grants can be requested to cover the cost of conference registration fees up to $300 for an individual student; or up to $1000 to cover the costs of an on-campus event or program by a student organization.

Grant Guidelines

Conference Funding

  • Funding is granted based on available funds and relevance to the Rockefeller Center's mission.
  • A student can only be funded once a year.
  • The Rockefeller Center cannot fund grants retroactively, conferences must take place after the working group meeting except for some conference applications that fall under the expedited voting rule. (See below)
  • For all other conference funding applications, please see what happens next.
  • The Rockefeller Center will reimburse the student for the cost of the conference registration fee only after the conference takes place and after completion of all reporting requirements.

Expedited Conference Funding Voting Rule

  • For students applying for funding to attend a conference.
  • If a student applies for funding for a conference that takes place before the next working group meeting is scheduled, applicants can request an expedited online voting.
  • Applicants must accept that there will be no discussion about their application, working group members will simply vote on the applications virtually.
  • Students must submit their applications at least five days before the conference starts.
  • If you would like to request an expedited vote and your application meets the above requirements, please complete an application for funding and send an email to The Mini-Grants Chair with your request.

Dartmouth Recognized Student Organization: Funding for Projects

  • Funding is granted based on available funds and relevance to the Rockefeller Center's mission.
  • A student organization can only be funded once a year.
  • The Rockefeller Center cannot fund grants retroactively; events and activities must take place after the working group meeting.
  • All student group application must be voted on at a working group meeting.(See below for what happens next)
  • Funding is available for recognized Dartmouth College undergraduate student organization-sponsored events and activities.
  • Funding is limited to specific programs, events, and activities and not for general organizational use, entertainment, gifts, etc.
  • Examples of projects the Rockefeller Center would consider: workshops, trainings, webinars, on campus conferences, lectures, discussions, panels, off campus projects, etc.
  • Funds are available to offset expenses, including honoraria, travel for speakers, travel for students, lodging, advertising, and receptions.
  • Preference is given to on campus programs that do not directly conflict with other Rockefeller Center events. Before submitting an application for an on campus event, please check the Rockefeller Center Calendar.
  • Acknowledgment of the Rockefeller Center is required on all forms of promotion and advertising (e.g., posters, articles, news releases, handouts, etc.), as well as, in the introduction of the program or speaker. Failure to do so may jeopardize the release of funds.
  • The Mini-Grants Chair should approve promotional materials before going to print.
  • The Rockefeller Center transfers funds only after the event takes place and after completion of all final requirements.

The Application

The working group looks for certain attributes in a good application, please consider the following in your application:

  • For conferences and off campus ventures, a comprehensive plan regarding how you're going to bring your experience back to Dartmouth.
  • For on campus projects, how will your project enrich the Dartmouth experience for other students.
  • How much your experience embodies the Rockefeller Center's Mission and how much your leadership skills will be improved.
  • Clear, concise answers that show you have given serious thought to the application. Few additional questions need to be asked. For example, including the ENTIRE budget for your project.

How to Apply

What Happens Next 

  • Applications are reviewed by a student working group.
  • Working group meetings take place two days after each deadline.
  • The working group may request an applicant to present their proposal in person.
  • Applicants will be notified if there are any questions regarding their proposal.
  • Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding the decision on their application for funding.
  • Applicants will be required to fulfill all final requirements for approved funding to be released.

Final Requirements

In order to receive funding, after your program or conference has taken place you must:

  • Complete a final requirements form.
    • For conference funding, complete this Final Requirements Form.
    • For student group projects, complete this Final Requirements Form.
      • Be prepared with your best 3-5 pictures form your project or conference, saved a jpg files.
      • Be prepared with copies of your original receipts, saved as a pdf. Make sure the receipts are clearly marked to explain the expenses.
  • If you attended a conference or implemented an off campus project, fulfill your plan regarding how you will bring back to campus what you learned. This plan is found under question #5 in your application.
  • Final requirements must be requested within 30 days of the event or project.  If your event or project takes place after June 1st, all final requirements must be received by June 30th.

Mini-Grants Will Not Support

  • Travel, food and/or lodging expenses related to conference attended
  • Strictly social events
  • Internship expenses
  • Research related expenses

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Last Updated: 12/15/13