The GPSA recognizes outstanding students and faculty from across disciplines and classifications for their contributions to the development and continued growth of UNLV. Nominations are to be submitted by March 18, 2022.

Travel & Research Sponsorship

Apply for funding to support your graduate and professional scholarly activities, i.e. conference travel, research materials, competitions, etc. Deadlines are June 15th (Fall), September 15th (Winter), November 15th (Spring), and March 15th (Summer).

Cap & Gown Program

The Cap and Gown program supports students interested in participating in graduation activities. The program is administered on a first-come-first-served basis provided that the requested size and materials are available. Deadlines: November 25th for Fall Commencement and April 25th for Spring Commencement.

Student Researcher Award Program

The Student Researcher Award Program supports research projects of students who are in a research-based degree program. The program will assist students to purchase research materials, present their work at national/international conferences, and will support completion of requirements for their degree program. Deadline: July 15th.


The GPSA has established an emergency grant program to provide short-term financial relief to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas graduate and professional students experiencing sudden and unexpected financial crises. The primary purpose of the grant program is to assist students who encounter an immediate financial need in which they could not have foreseen or budgeted. Applications will be received on a rolling basis until funds are depleted. We encourage students to submit their GPSA Emergency Grant applications as quickly as possible for consideration. Grants cannot exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).