Other Graduate Funding

Center for Teaching Excellence Grants

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) provides small grants up to $300 for graduate award-holders to develop individual teaching skills and to supplement departmental support for seminars on teaching. Grants are intended to fund modest projects designed to increase graduate student teaching effectiveness and their students’ learning. Examples include travel support for first-time attendance at a teaching conference; purchase of new experimental software for a course or lab; or bringing in an off-campus expert to conduct a pedagogy seminar. There is a rolling deadline for submitting proposals.

Graduate Students' Achievement Award

Graduate students making satisfactory progress in a degree program and enrolled on a full- or part-time basis at the time of application are eligible to apply. The purpose of the fund is to recognize significant completed achievement in external (to the home department) research or creative activity. The awards will normally not exceed $300. Awards are supported by gifts from Alumni and friends of Miami University in the Miami University Fund.

GSA Travel Fund

The GSA Travel Fund reimburses up to $150 in registration fees, or travel and lodging costs for meetings, conventions, conferences, and workshops sponsored by professional organizations. Priority is given to students attending conferences that are farther away and more expensive to attend. Priority is also given to students who do not receive a large reimbursement amount from their department. This fund cannot be used for research-related travel, trips to fulfill course requirements, or attendance at for-profit seminars.

Applicants may only receive one award per fiscal year. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and reviewed once a month, and must be submitted 30 days prior to travel to be considered for funding. If an application is not funded, the applicant may try again later and submit another application for a different conference or event.

Get the GSA Fund Application.

Thesis or 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. The Graduate School is currently accepting submissions.

Send requests to: gradschool@MiamiOH.edu

Check with the Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship for the latest deadlines and award opportunities