Ph.D. applicants. Unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral dissertation research, such as travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the dissertation.
M.F.A. applicants. Unusual expense incurred in connection with M.F.A. projects, such as travel to special libraries, materials, photocopies, electronics, and specialized equipment.
Expenses not supported include normal living expenses, tuition, routine laboratory supplies, and computers.
In the case of requests for equipment, the department's Director of Graduate Studies must verify that neither the equipment requested nor the funds are available for its purchase. If an application is funded for an amount less than that necessary to purchase the equipment, the department will be responsible for supplying the additional funds. At the completion of the project, the equipment must remain with the department and be made available for future research projects by other graduate students.
Students must contact their department for the internal deadline, which precedes the University Graduate School deadline. All nominations must be submitted by the nominee's department to the University Graduate School. We will not accept any self-nominations.
Grant-in-Aid of Master's of Fine Arts Project Application
Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Application
A complete nomination must consist of the following, in the order listed below in a single pdf:
- Grant-in-Aid application form, includes
- Budget detail and rationale
- List of current funding and financial support
- Departmental approval and rank
- Signatures of the student, Dissertation Director, and the Director of Graduate Studies
- Affirmation of Approval, a brief statement from the Department Chairperson or from a Faculty Member designated by the Chairperson, confirming the nominated student is eligible and the Chair approves the applicants request for funding
- Abstract of dissertation proposal (100 words)
- Curriculum vitae/résumé
- One (1) letter of recommendation: a letter of support from the Dissertation Director and/or a letter of support from another individual knowledgeable about the proposed research. Letter should evaluate the merit of the research/project, the reasonableness of the proposed expenses, and progress to date. The letter should address the availability of other funds to support the project and explain the nature of the unusual expense.