Provost’s Graduate Research Award


The Provost’s Graduate Research Award (named the Chancellor’s Graduate Research Award prior to Spring 2018) has been revised in an effort to maximize impact for our graduate students.

Since its inception in 2009, this graduate research award has supported multidisciplinary scholarship to expose students to varied research and creative fields. The award mechanism has naturally evolved into a way for students early in their studies to develop new research directions for their PhD dissertations or terminal degree thesis/capstone project and has been used by graduate programs as a way for students to practice writing research proposals. Starting with the Fall 2016 competition, funding in the sum of $5,000 is available for pilot grants (or preliminary research) so that students can then have stronger applications for funding from external sources. We anticipate funding 25-35 projects. Awards will be $5,000 paid out over five months: February 16-June 16, 2020.

(NB: They are processed as awards to the student, not grants; no tuition waiver is attached.)

DEADLINE for submission by the student’s academic program: The annual autumnal competition is closed.

Forms were updated on 9/17/19. No structural changes. Old forms may be used; however, the submission instructions on the DGS transmittal may have been out of date. There is a “SUBMIT” button at the bottom of this web page.

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DEADLINE for submission by the student’s academic program: CLOSED.