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Graduate Student Awards and Funding

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Discover the means to turn your research dreams into reality through our internal graduate travel awards and research grants. Explore the opportunities that await you and learn how these awards can propel your research endeavors to new heights. Your path to funding begins here.

Research Grant Competition

Both Master's and Doctoral students have the chance to secure funding through our College of Arts and Science (CAS) Graduate Student Research Grant competition.

This competitive funding opportunity is open to all graduate students in good academic standing in the CAS.

The grant may be used to support a wide variety of research or creative activities that contribute to the applicant’s thesis, dissertation, or capstone project. For the 2023-2024 academic year, these events can be either virtual or face-to-face.

The 2024 competition will award four (4) Master’s Research Grants of $500 each and four (4) Doctoral Research Grants of $1,000 each. The deadline for the 2024 CAS Graduate Student Research Grant competition is Friday, April 14, 2024.


Travel Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School both offer travel awards to support your attendance at conferences and research-related events.

College of Arts and Sciences

The CAS coordinates the Graduate Student Travel Awards in the fall and spring semesters each year, so that graduate students can attend professional conferences and other research related events.

The travel awards aim to provide funding to graduate students who present their research or creative/artistic work at conferences, meetings, and other professional events.

Deadline: Friday, February 16 at 5 p.m. (This award will cover eligible travel from March 1 through August 31, 2024.) 

To apply for this award, you'll need to:

  1. Fill out the application template. Click here to download the application template.
  2. When you download the template, save a copy to your computer. After filling out the application template, save it as a (.pdf) file.
  3. Click here to submit your application.


Graduate School 

Each semester, the Graduate School also coordinates their own travel awards to support graduate students.


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