**Fall 2018 meetings will occur weekly every Tuesday from 2:30-3:30pm in Campus Center 3215 starting September 4, 2018**
The Graduate Student Assembly, serving as the voice of graduate students at the UMASS Boston campus, is dedicated to enhancing the academic and professional development of graduate students. This includes support for graduate research and skill development as well as advocacy to administration.
All applications for funding requests can be found through their respective pages on this site. Below is a summary of our services:
Spayne & Bollinger Grants – Thesis and Dissertation grants. Up to 3 of each are awarded per semester. Each grant awards students up to $1500. Applications for Fall 2018 will open on September 26, 2018 and close on November 11, 2018. See Spayne/Bollinger pages for details.
Professional Development Grants – Reimbursement grants for conference travel. Students attending or presenting at conferences may apply for this grant before traveling and be reimbursed up to $250 for attendees only or $400 for presenters. Applications are rolling. See PDG page for details.
Non-Thesis/Dissertation Research Grants – For research projects that are unrelated to a thesis, dissertation, or capstone project, GSA offers a grant up to $500. Applications are rolling.
Event Funding Requests – GSA is eager to sponsor student events. We have sponsored on-campus talks, workshops, conferences, and student networking meet-ups. There is no official maximum for requests of this type, but $50-$500 dispensations are most typical.
*Thanks to the efforts of UMass Board of Trustees, UMB Office of Student Activities, Office of Administration and Finance and Office of Financial Management, GSA was able to harness some carryover funding from earlier years. This 20% increase in our funding will be used to expand PDG grants, support other research activities and increase the funding pool for student activities.
Meeting schedule for 2018 – 2019
The GSA meets every Tuesday, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, in the Campus Center, Room 3215.
First meeting for Fall 2018 semester will be September 4th, 2018.
Fall 2018 Office Hours CC-3404.01/2: