The Graduate Student Professional Development Grant (GSPDG) was established to encourage student participation in scholarly and creative activities that support academic progress and foster professional growth. The grant is competitive, and funds are subject to availability. Awards will be allocated by a grant committee appointed by the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies.
Student Eligibility (Please see Eligible Expenses for more details.)
Graduate students are eligible to apply for an award if the following conditions are met:
The Grant Committee will review applications fall, winter, and spring quarters. The grant is designed to provide reimbursement for expenses incurred in presentation of scholarly and creative work at professional conferences and for travel in connection with research for the thesis or dissertation. During each academic year, students may apply for reimbursement for expenses incurred between the spring and fall application deadlines.
Criteria for funding will include the clarity and coherence of the rationale for the project, the significance of the venue, the value of the project for the student's graduate school and career goals, the student’s academic standing, and the relevance and reasonableness of the budget request for the activities proposed. If the number and amount of requests exceed available funding, priority will be given to students who have not received funding in the past.
Phone: (303) 871-2649
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be approved for funding by the applicant's Graduate Student Association (GSA) and forwarded to the Office of Graduate Studies, by the DU staff member who processes the GSA reimbursement, to be considered for funding. Incomplete applications will be returned to the GSA without being considered for funding.
January 15 - funded by GSA in fall quarter
April 1 - funded by GSA in winter quarter
September 23 - funded by GSA in spring or summer quarter
Supported activities include the following:
Grants may not be used to fund the following: