Funding

Travel Grants

The funds awarded from this program are used to support individual and group student travel to regional, national, and international conferences that are directly related to students’ graduate programs of study or professional development. These funds also can support workshops, events and fees associated with professional testing fees or test prep materials.

Individual Travel Grant

The funds awarded from this program are used to support an individual student travel to regional, national and international conferences directly related to students’ graduate programs of study or professional development.

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Group Travel Grant

The Group Travel Grant is designed to support groups of ASU graduate and professional students in their regional, national, and international travel.

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Internship Travel Grant

The Internship Travel Reimbursement Program is designed to support graduate and professional students with the cost of travel to and from an internship or similar course (e.g. practicum, field placement, etc.).

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Interview Travel Grant

As graduate students prepare to graduate, they also face having to interview as part of the job search or to secure internships as part of their programs’ final requirement. Through this initiative, students are able to procure funds for travel to interviews for both post-graduate positions and graduate internships.

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Career Development Grant

The Career Development Grant supports individual travel to and from professional development activities, such as certifications, workshops, trainings, exhibitions, performances, competitions and other activities directly related to the student’s graduate programs of study or professional development.

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Travel Funding FAQ and Forum

You can find answers to frequently asked questions about travel grants here or ask a new question in the Travel Grants section of the GPSA Forum.

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Research Grants

JumpStart Research Grant

This program is designed to give graduate students seed funding to jumpstart their research endeavors. With the funds, we hope graduate students will be able to complete pilot studies, new/ novel aspects or applications of their current research, or smaller fine arts and media projects.

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Graduate Research Support Program

The Graduate Research Support Program provides funds for thesis/dissertation as well as independent research.

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Athletics Research Grant Program

This program provides funding for undergraduate and graduate research proposals broadly focused on athletic related research endeavors. The grant awards reimbursable financial support for thesis, dissertation, and independent research.

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Publication Grant Program

This program is designed to help graduate and professional students publish their work in open access format and delayed open-access format publications (e.g. peer-reviewed journals, magazines, etc.) by assisting them with paying their article processing charges (APCs) or publication fees.

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Research Funding FAQ and Forum

You can find answers to frequently asked questions about research grants here or ask a new question in the Research Grants section of the GPSA Forum.

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Child Care Funding

Child Care Subsidy

This program supports ASU student parents in obtaining their degree via a subsidy of child care services.

Funding for Graduate Student Organizations

Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Funding

This program provides funding for ASU events organized by registered Graduate Student Organizations (GSOs).

Become a Reviewer

GPSA relies on the support of peer reviewers to process and score applications. Serving as reviewer also strengthens your own travel and research grant applications, as applicants are scored on service to the university.

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Grant & Award Reviewer Information

Grant & Award Reviewer Information

Award Reviewers

GPSA relies on the support of peer reviewers to process and score applications. Serving as a reviewer also strengthens your own travel and research grant applications, as applicants are scored on service to the university.

If you would like to be a Reviewer for GPSA’s six awards, please fill out the Reviewer Interest form here. Once you complete the mandatory online training, you will be ready to serve as a reviewer.

Reviewers should expect a total of 15-20 total working hours throughout the Spring 2020 semester. Reviewers are not eligible to review applications if they are applying for an Award for the Spring semester.

For questions, email gpsa.awards@gmail.com

Grant Reviewers

If you are interested in being a reviewer for any of our travel grant programs, please fill out our interest form here. In this form, you will be able to select which grant program you would like to review for. A GPSA representative will be in touch shortly thereafter.

Reviewers must attend a program-specific reviewer training at the beginning of the semester, and the VP of Internal Affairs and Directors of Travel/Research assign reviewers to research/travel applications each month.

All training sessions will be held on ASU’s Tempe campus.

If you would like to become a grant reviewer, please reach out to GPSA Travel ( gpsa.travel@gmail.com) or Research (gpsa.research@gpsa.com).

Reviewers will score 5-10 applications month, depending on volume. Reviewers are not eligible to review applications if they are applying for a travel grant during that month, or if there is a conflict of interest.

Reviewers can review multiple types of applications (e.g. research and travel) if they attend the respective reviewer training. You must attend a training for both research and travel if you would like to review for both programs. You only need to attend ONE training per grant program.

All reviewers (returning and new) are required to attend reviewer training in the fall annually. Reviewers only need to attend training once a year.

Please reach out to gpsa.travel@gmail.com or gpsa.research@gmail.com with any questions or ask a question in the Grant Reviewer Discussion section of the GPSA Forum.