Graduate Student Research Grant

Dean Alain-Philippe Durand is pleased to announce the College of Humanities Graduate Students Research Grants Program, which is designed to fund COH graduate students’ projects in the coming year. This grants program is designed to support unique opportunities for the College’s graduate students. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on October 17, 2016.

All awards are competitive and based on resources available. Awards will range between $500 and $5,000. Applicants are encouraged to show financial support from other sources. 

Who is eligible to apply?

All degree-seeking graduate students in the College of Humanities and SLAT students whose primary advisor is a COH faculty member.

For our international students: if awarded, depending on the funding (for instance conference or salary) there may be tax implications that you will need to be aware of and work with the Bursar’s Office for clarification. 

Selection criteria:

  • Clarity and reasonableness of the narrative, procedures, timeline, line-item budget, and budget justification;
  • Significance of the project to the academic dossiers and careers of applicants;
  • Potential connections among the College and local and regional communities;
  • Potential for project to disseminate/promote/highlight diversity and inclusion

Examples of expenses eligible for support from the COH Graduate Students Research Grants Program:

  • Summer salary or other types of supplemental compensation for graduate students;
  • Expenses for travel to conferences, archives, academic institutions, libraries, etc. (local, national, and international);
  • Invite speakers on campus / host symposia;
  • Books, materials;
  • Publication subventions;
  • Participation in summer study abroad programs and/or summer national or international institutes/schools/programs. 

Examples of expenses NOT eligible for support from the COH Graduate Students Research Grants Program:

Activities appearing on the list below are there not because they are not valued by the College but because limited resources do not allow funding for such endeavors. In some cases, projects such as those below may be eligible for funding through alternative sources on campus (see list below).

  • Standard equipment such as computers and printers;
  • Proposals for events/projects that have already been completed or lack sufficient lead time.

Application Process:

Download the Application Form

Please submit the required application materials by no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 17, 2016. All materials should be submitted as attachments to a single email to Lorenia Romero ( Questions about the program or the application can be directed to Associate Dean Kim Jones (


Awardees will be notified approximately five weeks after the deadline. Grants funds must be used within one calendar year from the date of the award.

Awardee obligations:

Recipients of grants will be expected to:

  1. File a brief report on the outcome of the project within 60 days of project completion. The report should include a final budget detailing the expenditures of the funds awarded. Resulting publications must clearly identify the COH Graduate Students Research Grants Program as a funding source. 

Other UA Funding Sources for Graduate Students:

Projects may also be eligible for funding from other university sources, such as: