Pre-Dissertation Research Grant Application

Due: 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Each application must also include the following, submitted by Friday, Janurary 20, 2017:

  • A letter from the Department Chair or Graduate Advisor certifying that the applicant’s funding for Summer 2017 does not exceed $5000, emailed directly to iis.grants [at]
  • One letter of reference from a faculty member, emailed directly to iis.grants [at]
This program is intended for graduate students who have not yet advanced to candidacy by 08/15/2017.
Be as specific as possible. List ALL amounts of funding. University policy states that a student cannot receive more than $34,000 in stipend funding during the 12-month academic year (Fall, Spring, and the following Summer).
Include supporting materials, such as footnotes (we do not recommend the inclusion of bibliographies). Narratives must be single- or double-spaced, in a typeface no smaller than 12-point font, and with 1-inch margins all around. Proposals that do not conform to these standards will not be distributed for review.
Current students may view and print their unofficial transcript on Bear Facts by selecting "All Grades".
Please include an itemized budget including anticipated cost of airfare, lodging, research materials, etc.