Research and Travel Grants

GSA Research and Travel Grants

We’re back, new and improved, (as of 03/11/2018)! The new GSA Research and Travel Grants program has been expanded to include funding for research related supplies, and professional development.

The new program is split into two sections:

  • GSA Travel Grants, which are awarded to assist members of our graduate community for travel, so that they can perform thesis-related research, present original work at conferences, and/or attend workshops.
  • The Graduate Research Assistance Fund (GRAF), which provides funding for professional development or programs pertinent to graduate projects, as well as to help cover costs of supplies, subscriptions, and books needed for graduate students' research. 

In one academic year, you may apply for one travel grant, and also one GRAF grant.

The maximum award for travel is $500 per applicant per academic year. The maximum award for a GRAF grant is either 1) $1000 for research related supplies or 2) $500 for professional development (per applicant per academic year). Students receiving funding from another source (such as an advisor, department, or grant) may be offered an award that is less than the maximum.

You may apply before or after travel for conferences or professional development (up to two calendar years after) and before or after purchasing supplies. If you are applying for a grant before travel, registration for your conference/workshop/professional development must be occurring before the next round of applications.

Deadlines for submitting applications to the front desk of the Grad Student Commons or via intercampus mail to the Grad Student Commons are as follows:

  • Round 1: April 6, 2018, 5pm 
  • Round 2: June 1st, 2018, 5pm

Late travel grants will absolutely not be accepted.

Applications are processed at the end of each grant cycle. You will receive an email notification letting you know whether your application has been approved, conditionally approved, or rejected by the GSA within 3 weeks of submitting your application.  

Upcoming workshop: May 10, 2018, 2-3pm at the GSC Fireside Lounge