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How to Apply

The GSO provides funding to graduate students to help defray the cost of attending conferences and purchasing research equipment and supplies. The GSO also provides one-time grants for purchasing thesis, dissertation, or project supplies.

To apply, please contact your departmental representative for a GSO application and directions.

General Application Procedures:

A complete application contains the following, in addition to the specifics listed below for each type of application:

  • GSO Application for Support (must be signed by student and Department Head/Graduate Coordinator)
  • A Letter from the student stating why he/she is applying for GSO funds.
  • A Letter from the student's major advisor  or Graduate Coordinator stating why the student is applying for GSO funds.

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Additional needed for Travel Applications:

In order to be reimbursed for travel to give a paper or for duties at a conference, there must also be a confirmation letter from the organizers of the meeting.

* Travel Request Forms are NO longer required by the GSO; however, if you are applying for additional funds outside of the GSO, a Travel Request Form may be necessary.

Additional Needed for Research Supplies Application:

Research Funding applications, in addition to the above general application elements, must include an itemized list of items to be purchased.