Thesis and Dissertation Research Support

The Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School will entertain requests for unusual expenses associated with a student’s research for the master’s thesis or the doctoral dissertation. There is no application form, but students must briefly describe their research project and explain why these expenses are necessary. A tentative budget must be included, and applications without a budget will not be considered. Students also must have the endorsement of their adviser or department chair. Endorsement should be included with the request for funding.

Awards will not exceed $300 for master’s students or $600 for doctoral students, and will often be less, depending on the demand.

Deadlines to apply for this award are November 1st and April 1st of each academic year. Questions may be directed to