Thesis and 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. Please send inquiries to