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: Information regarding the election for GSA Executive Committee positions (2021-2022) will be posted here when available. The election is managed by our staff advisor and all applications go to Charles.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR SPRING 2021 SPAYNE AND BOLLINGER GRANT AWARDS. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS MAY 9 AT 11:45PM***
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.
**DUE TO COVID 19 and the University being remote the only funding that the GSA can approve, is for Virtual Conference Fee and Virtual Professional Development training fees ONLY!**
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 2020 – 2021
***Due to the impact of COVID-19 on student life, all weekly Graduate Student Assembly meetings have been suspended. When they resume, the scheduled time and location will be posted.***
The weekly meetings will also be made available to GSA members through Zoom. Please email email@example.com to request access.
Spring 2021 Office Hours CC-3404.01/2:
While the UMass Boston campus operates remotely there will not be scheduled office hours.
To speak with a GSA representative regarding a relevant issue/question, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.