Grants

Our grants are a popular way of supporting graduate students through their education here at UMass Boston.

Professional Development Grant: 

For students seeking funds for travel expenses accrued presenting at or attending academic conferences.  This is a post travel reimbursement program. However, approval occurs prior to travel. Grant amount of up to $400 for presenters and up to $250 for attendees.

Research Funding Grant:

For student seeking funds for research that does not otherwise fit the categories of the Spayne Grant, Bollinger Grant, and Professional Development Grant. A faculty member will need to participate in the application process.  This grant cannot be used to defray costs associated with a Master’s final project/thesis, a doctoral dissertation, or conference travel.  This grant worth up to $500.00.

Spayne Grant:

The Dr. Robert W. Spayne Research Grant is a competitive grant awarded to assist students in defraying research expenses associated with a Master’s thesis or final project. Up to three grants of $2,000.00 (maximum) are awarded each fall and spring semester by a committee of UMass graduate students, faculty and staff.  All graduate students will be notified via email when applications are being accepted each semester.

Fall 2013 Grant Cycle:
Application available: TBA
Deadline to submit:  TBA.

Bollinger Grant:

The Craig R. Bollinger Memorial Research Grant is a competitive grant awarded to assist students in defraying research expenses associated with a doctoral dissertation. Up to three grants of $2,000.00 (maximum) are awarded each fall and spring semester by a committee of UMass graduate students, faculty and staff.  All graduate students will be notified via email when applications are being accepted each semester.

Fall 2013 Grant Cycle:
Application available: TBA
Deadline to submit:  TBA.

Please note important information found on the UMB Financial Aid webpage which can be view at http://www.umb.edu/students/financial_aid/info.html

The following information is especially important:

If you receive any form of aid from sources other than Financial Aid Services, your aid may be adjusted. Contact our office to determine the impact of outside awards. Examples of other sources of aid include scholarships, Veteran’s Benefits, employee reimbursement and tuition waivers (Massachusetts Rehab, veteran’s state employee, graduate assistantships).

Please note that outside awards includes any money awarded by the Graduate Student Assembly

To find out if a GSA award will affect your financial aid and if so how much it will affect your financial aid please contact the financial aid office at:

Financial Aid Office

    Campus Center, 04, 04300
    617-287-6300

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