Dean of Students’ Developmental Grant


This fund provides financial support to Yale-NUS College students who are participating in competitions, presenting work at academic conferences, or attending conferences for professional or personal development. Funding is limited to allow support for a variety of student requests, as well as academic and co-curricular engagement beyond Yale-NUS College.

  • All Yale-NUS College students
  • Students may apply for the grant as an individual or as a group
  • Graduating seniors can only apply for programmes up to 30 June

Please note that students under academic warning, academic probation, or suspension are not qualified to apply for the period that they are serving their sanctions. Students on a Leave of Absence when a project or conference is due are also not qualified to apply.

  • Priority will be given to students presenting academic work at a conference, or representing the College at competitions
  • Strength and rigour of the proposal
  • Connection between the proposed programme and the student’s personal or professional goals
  • Priority will be given to students who have not been funded by DOS before
  • Whether the applicant is receiving other sources of funds on campus
  • Whether the applicant has been funded by DOS in the past year
Application Deadline
Travel Season Programme / Travel Period Application Deadline
Semester 1 September 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021
October 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021
August 16, 2020
September 13, 2020
Semester 2 February 1, 2021 – May 31, 2021
March 1, 2021 – May 31, 2021
January 17, 2021
February 14, 2021
Summer June 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020 May 17, 2020

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we are not reviewing any travel applications until further notice.

Application Process
  1. Submit application by the deadline in order to be considered by the committee.
  2. You will be notified on the outcome of your request within 2 weeks of the application deadline.

Late or incomplete proposals will not be considered.

Things to Prepare

Plan a budget using the Budget Template.

If the budget is … Supporting documents to include
More than $500
  • Invitation Letter from organiser
More than $1500
  • Invitation Letter from organiser
  • Recommendation Letter or endorsement from Faculty member
  • Samples of past presented work and/or work to be presented

Please email if you need any further information.