Summer Research Grant

2017 Summer Research Grant

The new GSO Summer Research Grant will award $500 to 5 University of Pittsburgh Graduate Students in the school of Arts and Sciences to supplement summer research. These funds can be used towards travel, lodging, conference attendance, costs of writing, research activities, preparing a dissertation (such as image feeds or media preparation), and equipment or services needed for research.

A committee of GSO delegates will review the application. The application must include:

  1. An overview of the proposed project, no more than 750 words in length. This proposal must be appropriate for a broad audience and must explain the importance of the research within the context of the applicant’s field.
  2. A current CV
  3. A proposed budget with line item expenditures (Excel format accepted)
  4. A schedule of travel plans, if applicable
  5. A funding statement of no more than 500 words in length, explaining why the proposed award would aid in the student’s research and publication. This statement should include other awards applied for and their respective amounts.

The grant applications will be scored based on clarity of proposed project, feasibility of methodology and travel plans, the impact of the research question within the applicant’s field, and personal impact on the development of the applicant in his/her career or degree goals. The application should be written to a broad audience, avoiding jargon and contextualizing discipline specific concepts.

Students will be notified of the results on May 1, 2017.

To apply, please email all documents compiled into one PDF to by 11:59 pm on March 31, 2017.