Graduate Student Grants in Aid of Research (GAR)

Application Deadline: April 15

Graduate students may apply for a Grant-in-Aid-of-Research for up to $1000 to help defray their research expenses (e.g., travel for research and other research expenses). Twenty grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, with applications open during the month of March for use during Summer 2020 through Spring 2021. These scholarship grants are for the purposes of research expense reimbursement only and may not be used to fund student time or labor.

Application: Download the Grant Application and email the completed form to

Expense Reimbursement: There are two ways this grant/scholarship can cover your expenses:

  1. If the student pays for their supplies and other needs directly, you should (a) complete the reimbursement request form and attach your receipts; (b) have your Research Advisor sign the form; and (c) submit the receipts and signed form to the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship (Buller Hall 234). After we receive the documents, we will authorize the scholarship of up to $1000 to be paid to your student account. You may request Student Financial Services to give you these funds if your account does not have a negative balance (withdrawal form).
  2. If the department pays for your supplies, your research advisor may submit the receipts, and we will reimburse the department directly for the expenses up to $1000.

Recipients: View past recipients here.