Funding Opportunities for Carnegie Mellon Graduate Students-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, May 16, 2011

Funding Opportunities for Carnegie Mellon Graduate Students

Research grants are up to $750 and Conference grants are up to $500

The GSA and the Provost's Office are pleased to announce two funding opportunities for Carnegie Mellon Graduate Students this summer in the form of Research and Conference funding.  See below for application deadlines and details. Research grants are up to $750 and Conference grants are up to $500.

Graduate Student RESEARCH FUNDING

Applications accepted between May 11 and May 24, 2011. 

GuSH Research funding is financed by the Graduate Student Assembly, in collaboration with the Graduate Support Programs Office and the Provost's Office. It is intended to help graduate students reach their full potential through the graduate work they do at CMU. These awards, for $750 each, are to be used against costs incurred in the completion of projects required to satisfy your graduate degree. These funds are intended to be utilized by students whose personal or departmental resources have been exhausted. GuSH awards allow students to continue or complete projects toward their degree. Approximately 36 awards will be given out each academic year. Applications are not considered complete without a support letter from the applicant's advisor. Grants are awarded competitively based on proposals submitted by students.

Graduate Student CONFERENCE FUNDING

Applications accepted between June 1 and June 10, 2011 for conferences occurring between July 1 and September 30, 2011. 

G.S.A. Graduate Student Conference Funding is financed by the Graduate Student Assembly, in collaboration with the Graduate Support Programs Office and the Provost's Office, providing grants of up to $500 for attendance at conferences. The goal of the funding is to enable more Carnegie Mellon graduate students to 1) make presentations at key conferences/exhibitions in their fields or 2) simply attend conferences and learn about the broader field of study to which they belong. Approximately 160 awards will be distributed this year. Graduate students may not receive more than one Conference Funding award per fiscal year--that is, only one award between July 1 to June 30 of any given year.

This award of up to $500 per student is considered a partial source of support and applicants are required to seek funds from the following other sources first, before applying for these funds, including: 1) funding from
the conferences they will be attending or speaking at, 2) their own advisor, 3) their department and 4) their college. A letter from the applicant's advisor is required indicating whether there are department- and
college-level options for alternative funding.

SELECTION PROCESS:
Funds are awarded on a quarterly basis to allow students from all disciplines an equal chance to attend their fields' annual professional conferences, since these meet at different times of the year. Conference funds are not awarded ACROSS funding quarters. The conference for which you seek funding must occur between July 1 and September 30, 2011. Demand for conference funds consistently exceeds supply, so selection of conference fund recipients is by lottery. Conference funds are intended as a ready resource for all graduate students and are awarded on a non-competitive basis, although there is a minimum quality threshold below which awards are not made and the application will not be considered complete without an advisor letter received by the closing date of the submission time. The advisor's letter may be submitted via email, directly from the advisor's account to Suzie Laurich-McIntyre, Ph.D. (grad-ed@cmu.edu). Turnover on conference funding applications is generally 2+ weeks from the end of submission week.

PLEASE MAKE NOTE: All graduate students who accept Research or Conference funding support from the Graduate Student Assembly and the Provost's Office commit to making a presentation in an appropriate format of their work at the annual Innovation with Impact Research Exhibition during Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Next year, the exhibition is scheduled for Thursday, April 5, 2012.

If you have questions please contact Suzie Laurich-McIntyre.