Congratulations to the 2017-2020 Cycle Awardees
The winners of our 2017-2020 Top Tier Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant (TTDGRA) grant competition have been notified. You can view the names and project titles of all the winners on the Final Awards document. There were 106 submissions this year (20+ more than 3 years ago). The good news is that we will be funding 45 TTDGRAs this cycle.
This means that the approximate value of this program is $800,000 per year for 3 years, or approximately $2.4 million dollars. It is also worth noting that approximately 75% of the funded proposals are from collaborative, often multidisciplinary, faculty teams.
Based on our assessment of past TTDGRA winners and their students, we are confident that the faculty awarded these 45 TTDGRAs will benefit substantially, and that this investment will act as seed funding for increasing their grants and research or scholarly productivity.