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 2017 are ongoing. The deadline to apply is to be decided. Decisions will be made in early November 2017. 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 $100-$500 dispensations are most typical.
Meeting schedule for 2017 – 2018
The GSA meets every Wednesday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, in the Campus Center, Room 2215.
Fall 2017 Office Hours CC-3404.01/2:
Tuesday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday – 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm