The GPSA aims to support graduate and professional student research and professional development. Our Sponsorship Program has $175,000 budgeted for the 2022-2023 academic year. The GPSA recognizes exceptional students and supports the graduate student body through various awards, funding opportunities, and programs throughout the year.

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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 accepted throughout the academic year. The nominations portal will close on March 1, 2023.

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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).

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Cap & Gown Program

The Cap & Gown program supports students interested in graduation activities but the cost of regalia presents a barrier to their participation. This program is administered on a first-come-first-served basis, provided that the requested gown size and hood color are available. The application portal will open on September 20th for Fall Commencement and February 20th for Spring Commencement. Students will be notified if their request can be fulfilled by October 20th for Fall/March 20th for Spring.

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The Continuation Support Grant is to provide financial assistance, up to $500, to graduate and professional students experiencing a financial or life crisis. The spirit of this grant is to enable the student to continue their degree program and remain on track for graduation. These funds are deemed for emergency use only, and need must be demonstrated in the application. Students may apply for a CSG from the GPSA twice in their graduate career at UNLV. The application will close once funds are exhausted.