Graduate & Professional Student Research & Scholarly Activities
One of the most important services the GPSA offers for UNLV graduate and professional students is the allocation of funds for graduate and professional research, conference/event travel, and other scholarly activities. This service is intended to provide support for projects that directly affect a student's degree program as well as make a contribution to the scholar's field. The GPSA does not provide funding for student organizations.
The GPSA has limited funds for each sponsorship cycle, and there is no guarantee that a student's application will be awarded a partial or full award. Students who make efforts to reduce their budgets by seeking funds from other sources (e.g., department, university, external grants), sharing transportation and accommodation costs, and using university equipment will be prioritized. Applicants are eligible for two sponsorship awards per academic year (from fall to summer semester) and may submit only one application for each sponsorship cycle. The annual maximum amount any student may be awarded is $1,250.00.
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. All applications must be the original work of the applicant. Repeat or duplicate applications, and applications with sections duplicated from any other application will not be considered for sponsorship funding (even where individuals in a group are applying separately for their part in the same activity).
Notification letters for all sponsorship applications, both regular cycle and emergency, will be sent out within a timely manner No information regarding an application’s status is available before that date. We thank you in advance for your patience.
For more information please contact Kristyne Wiegand , GPSA Vice President and Chair of the Sponsorship Committee, and/or GPSA Manager.