I wanted to write a post about the available resources that Tulane offers to undergraduates for research and travel grants.
There is always discussion about how important primary sources are versus secondary sources, especially when it comes to data collection. Trusting one or even two sources (no matter how large the organization) to have the most accurate information is naive. Although technology helps us connect all parts of the world, its also technology that we can hide behind. It has become easy to fake information and skew numbers. Beyond educational experiences in the classroom, though necessary, going to the country for which you are trying to work with is essential in this field. Tulane was one of the first private research universities in the south. I didn’t know what that meant, until I became an IDEV major and became aware of the incredible opportunities Tulane offers. Besides spending a semester abroad for course credits, Tulane also offers students with the chance to win money to create your own trip abroad. This is an amazing door for IDEV students to open when it comes to innovative ideas for development. I applied for one of the listed grants and though by sharing this information, I am increasing my own competition, I think its important for students to know about them.