Additional Funding during COVID-19
The Department has funds available for graduate students who need to purchase books and other media for their courses, research, and milestone completion (qualifying exams, prospectus, etc) during the COVID-19 crisis. We ask that students first seek out the University Library’s online resources, and apply to purchase those materials that the University cannot provide. Please let Amila Mevic know when you are ready to make a purchase, and she can look into purchasing options.
Graduate Student Research Bridge Grant
The Department has limited funds available for graduate students who encounter unexpected expenses during the course of their work. These funds are generally small, and are intended to cover truly unanticipated costs such as safe transportation to a research site, an upgraded software license, a flight change due to illness, family events, or world events, etc. We have currently expanded the Bridge Grant to include expenses related to the transition to remote learning and teaching due to the COVID-19 crisis. Please complete this form to apply for a grant up to $500 to assist with unexpected costs related to continuing your work.
Minar Memorial Summer Awards
The Department is pleased to offer the Minar Memorial Summer Award again this year! Complete the application.
- Your primary advisor (who may be your first-year advisor) must write a brief letter of support. This should be sent directly to Courtney Syskowski via email.
- We are open to all project ideas, as long as they have a clear academic purpose related to your research. Be as detailed as possible in your application materials.
- There are no limits on the dollar amount you can request. Request funds for your entire project, and we will offer you the best that we can.
- You may not be able to re-enter the application Smartsheet once you hit submit. Try to have all of your application materials together before you submit them. Send any edits to the Graduate Coordinator.