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GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH FUND
The Graduate Student Research Fund was established to support graduate students engaged in independent scholarly research, scientific inquiry, inventive technology, and original artistic/creative activity. Graduate Student Research Grants are intended to help students pay extraordinary or unusual costs incurred in research projects. (The typing of theses and dissertations and project papers, as well as the purchase of supplies and equipment commonly provided by the departments or by other existing grants or funds, are not considered to be unusual expenses.)
To be eligible for a Graduate Student Research Grant, an applicant must be regularly admitted to a graduate degree program, in good academic standing, enrolled in at least six hours in the semester that the application is made (students approved for an underenrollment or enrolled in thesis or dissertation credits on “continuous enrollment” status may meet this requirement with at least one hour of enrollment), and the sole and principal investigator.
Applicants whose research involves human subjects, animals, bio-safety hazards, or other regulated material must provide documentation of prior approval of the research proposal by the appropriate University review body.
A graduate student is eligible to receive a maximum of two research/travel grants while enrolled in any degree program at Western Michigan University.
Grants will range up to $1,000. Amounts awarded will depend, in part, on the number of applications received and the budget available and, in part, on the priority given the application by the selection committee. Normally, preference is given to applications submitted before the research project has been completed. Applicants should be aware that not all applications may be selected for funding and that not all applicants may receive the amount of funding requested. A grant must be disbursed during the academic year in which it is awarded.
Students may also apply simultaneously for up to $600 of additional support to defray the cost of international travel associated with the research project. This additional support is available thanks to the generous support of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC).
Application for 2012–13 Graduate Student Research Grants [.pdf]
Grant application deadlines are:
Last updated: 10/11/12