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.
ELECTIONS: The election for GSA Executive Committee positions (2020-2021) has been delayed until April 27-30. You have until April 10 to nominate yourself or another person. All applications go to Charles.firstname.lastname@example.org and are managed by our staff advisor.
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 Spring 2020 will close on April 18, 2019 at 11:45pm. 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 2019 – 2020
The GSA meets every Wednesday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, in the Campus Center, Room 2215.
The weekly meetings will also be made available to GSA members through Zoom. Please email email@example.com to request access.
The first meeting of the Spring 2020 semester will be held on February 5th.
Fall 2019 Office Hours CC-3404.01/2: