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GSA Research Award 16 - 17

Purpose of the Award:  The Graduate Student Association (GSA) Graduate Research Award is to provide financial support up to $2,000.00 per recipient for costs associated with approved research projects required for the degree that are not covered by other resources.  Tuition, stipend, travel, and presentation expenses are excluded.

General Guidelines for the GSA Graduate Research Award: Proposals that do not follow these guidelines and any additional instructions will not be accepted.  Award funds must be spent by June 1, 2016.  No carry over of unused funds into Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17 begins July 1, 2016) will be allowed.             


  1. UT Master's and Doctoral Students in good academic standing. 
  2. Must be enrolled in a research course (Dissertation, Thesis, Scholarly Project, or Field Experience) that is part of an approved Plan of Study at UT for the Spring 2016 academic semester. 
  3. Must have Major advisor approved research (Dissertation, Thesis, Scholarly Project, or Field Experience).           
  4. Applicants may not submit more than one proposal per academic year GSA award cycle.
  5. Students may not receive more than one Graduate Research Award.

Proposal Process and Requirements:

  1. Complete application submitted by 5 p.m. on November 20, 2015.
  2. Complete the online application request form (below).  
  3. Submit the following application items by way of email attachment to The College of Graduate Studies at 
    • 1500 word summary which includes the following: 
      • Title
      • Purpose
      • Significance
      • Methods
      • Preliminary results if available
    • Submit a budget.  The budget total request may be any dollar amount up to $2,000.00  (see sample template)
    • A letter of support from your research advisor which includes the following:  (options- a scanned letter attached to your e-mail or a signed hard copy dropped off to the Graduate College Office, University Hall 3190)
      • Student is making progress toward degree completion
      • Student is in good academic standing
      • The research project is approved and monitored by the research advisor.
      • The research is part of Dissertation, Thesis, Scholarly Project, or Field Experience required for degree completion. 
      • The budget request is appropriate
      • The research advisor is willing and able to provide oversight of the expenditure of the awarded funds. 

Last Updated: 8/23/17