Graduate Funding Opportunities

There are several opportunities to obtain additional funds from the GU Graduate School to help support your dissertation research or travel to meetings.

Travel Funds Application

The Graduate School is pleased to support the professional development of graduate students by providing Conference Travel Grants to both master's and doctoral students. These grants may be used toward travel and other expenses associated with attendance at a professional meeting, and may be requested in advance.

The amount of the individual grants will depend on the nature of the student's participation and the location of the conference.  Please check the Graduate School's pages for additional information and deadlines.  The deadlines are typically early in the fall and spring semesters (September and January).

Dissertation Fellowship Awards

The Graduate School provides a number of Dissertation Fellowship Awards each year.  Typically, each award will include two semesters of Thesis Research scholarship support.

These capstone awards are intended for doctoral candidates who are in the final stages of their researching and writing and who have a reasonable expectation of graduating in May 2007.

Nominees must have completed all coursework and language requirements for their program, passed their comprehensive examinations, and have an approved thesis proposal on file with the Graduate School by the nomination deadline. MORE INFO

Each Main Campus doctoral program may nominate one doctoral candidate for a Dissertation Fellowship. The Committee for Graduate Students and Studies will meet to determine the eligibility of students and help to prepare the nomination packet to send to the Graduate School.  Interested students or faculty mentors should contact CGSS for more information.  

Dissertation Research Travel Award

The Graduate School provides a number of Doctoral Dissertation Research Travel awards of up to $5,000 each.  These awards will support the travel costs of doctoral students engaged in archival or field research outside the United States.  Grants will not exceed $5,000; the actual amount awarded will depend on budgets submitted by nominees.  

Nominees must have completed all coursework and language requirements for their program, passed their comprehensive examinations, and have an approved thesis proposal on file with the Graduate School by the nomination deadline .  MORE INFO

Each Main Campus doctoral program may nominate one doctoral candidate for a Dissertation Research Travel award.   The Committee for Graduate Students and Studies will meet to determin the eligibility of students and help to prepare the nomination packet to send to the Graduate School.  Interested students or faculty mentors should contact CGSS for more information.