Since 2002, the Graduate Student Life Grants program has been a successful request-for-proposal process that invites graduate students, spouses, faculty, and staff to submit creative ideas that kick-start community-building projects.
We have recently expanded this program to cover more facets of the graduate student experience and rebranded it accordingly as the “Graduate Student Experience Grants (GSEG).”
Next funding deadline: July 31 (accepting submissions June 15 – July 31)
The GSEG grant cycle will occur 3 times throughout the year: March 15 – April 15, June 15 – July 15, and October 15 – November 15.
Funding may be requested for activities in the following categories:
- Department-, Lab-, or Center-based student events & activities
- Student-organized conferences or workshops
- Innovative Projects
Proposals for creative projects in the following areas should apply under the Innovative Projects category:
- Students with children
- Diversity, equity, & inclusion
- Professional & leadership development
- Healthy living
- Arts and civic engagement
- Community-building across disciplines
- Advisor – advisee relations
Please email email@example.com for further questions.
Who can apply
Anyone interested in improving the graduate student experience can apply, including graduate students and student groups, faculty, staff, and alumni.
How & when to apply
Please note: If you plan to apply this cycle but your project has a start date prior to the end of cycle or one month after, this may not the appropriate funding source for you as decisions and funds will not be available before that date