The Research, Travel, and Professional Development Sponsorship Award Program enables enrolled graduate and professional students to purchase research materials, travel to conferences, and partake in professional development opportunities that support the completion of their degree and contribute to their field of study. Students may request up to $2,500 in one year.

To assist applicants with creating high-quality applications, the Sponsorship Committee has provided several resources including an application materials checklist, examples of standard materials, sponsorship application workshops throughout each semester, and the sponsorship program operating policy.

Sponsorship Workshops

Event Title Date Time Location
GPSA Sponsorship Program Workshop Wednesday, November 30, 2022 1:00pm
Room 2141 (Graduate Commons Conference Room)
Virtual via Google Meet

Eligibility & Funding Limitations

To qualify for the Sponsorship Program, students must be admitted to and currently enrolled in a UNLV graduate and/or professional degree program. Students must have completed (or have in progress) at least six credit hours (500-level or higher) and maintain both enrollment and a 3.0 GPA minimum upon application submission.

  • Doctoral-level students will be eligible to receive up to $5,000 during their tenure at UNLV and may request up to a maximum of $2,500 in one year.
  • All other students (master’s-level and professional) will be eligible to receive up to $2,500 during their tenure at UNLV and may request up to a maximum of $2,500 in one year.
  • Non-degree-seeking students are ineligible for GPSA sponsorship funding.

Applicants should understand that this is a competitive application process. Students submitting funding requests should stringently follow the application components to ensure equitable footing. Incomplete or erroneously compiled applications will automatically be disqualified from the request pool. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Sponsorship Program Deadlines

Students are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible. Students should submit their application for GPSA sponsorship as soon as they are aware of their travel and/or research plans. Example scenarios include: shortly after a student receives their conference acceptance, their prospective project or research dates are known, or the dates of their professional development opportunity. Applications should be submitted by the deadline based on the activity start date (i.e., project start date, the first day of the conference, the first day of internship, etc.).

The deadline for submission of all application materials shall be based on the start date of the proposed activity. Application deadlines will be as follows:

Activity Application Deadlines
Application Deadline Activity Starts in Month of
August 31 November
September 30 December
October 31 January
November 30 February
December 31 March
January 31 April
February 28 May
March 31 June
April 30 July
May 31 August
June 30 September
July 31 October