1. Master’s Thesis / Pre-candidacy Research

Goal: To support Master’s Thesis or comparable pre-candidacy research expenditures (e.g., participant payments). Any requested travel funds should be used for improving the quality of research, not for conference travel. Funds cannot be used to supplement stipends.

Maximum Number of Awards: 5

Maximum Amount per award: $1,500

Requirements: Must be in good standing in their program and in their first four years since entry into the program. Preference will be given to projects that support Master’s Theses, but students may apply for funds in this category for any pre-candidacy projects. The total project budget should not exceed the limits indicated above, inclusive of cost sharing from departments.

 

2. Doctoral Dissertation Research

Goal:To support doctoral dissertation research expenditures (e.g., participant payment). Any requested travel funds should be used for improving the quality of research, not for conference travel. Funds cannot be used to supplement stipends.

Maximum Number of Awards: 5

Maximum Amount per award: $2,500

Requirements: Must be in good standing and within the first six years in their program, have advanced to candidacy, and yet to complete the dissertation project. The total project budget should not exceed the limits indicated above, inclusive of cost sharing from departments.

 

3. Graduate Student Travel Awards

Goal: To support graduate student travel expenditures (e.g., travel to conferences to present research). Funds cannot be used to supplement stipends.

Maximum Number of Awards: 5

Maximum Amount per award: $1,000

Requirements: Must be in good standing in their program. Funding request must be matched 1:1 by the student’s department.

Additional note: Proposals should be two pages in length and explain why funding would benefit the student’s professional development as a scientist. The total project budget should not exceed the limits indicated above, inclusive of cost sharing from departments.