The Dale Fellowship project may involve travel, either in the United States or abroad. The winner is required to submit a travel waiver in accordance with the travel rules regarding University funds. Travel should neither involve extended study in a formal program at an American or foreign university nor should it normally entail participation in a structured program sponsored by a public or private institution. Rather, the emphasis should be on a special, independent initiative of the recipient’s own devising.
Upon acceptance of the Dale Fellowship, the recipient will be expected to sign a statement promising to use the funds for the express purpose outlined in the proposal. The Dale Fellow is required to make a progress report halfway through the fellowship year; at the completion of the project, the fellow must submit a written account of their experience and an accounting of the use of the Dale funds. The fellow is also asked to participate in a banquet on the University campus in October of the year following the fellowship, at which recipients of the previous summer’s Dale Sophomore Awards are honored.