**Attention: As the PDG grant gains popularity among UMB graduate students, we have given out all of our PDG and Non-thesis Research Funding Grant budgets for the 2017 – 2018 academic year. We will resume accepting applications in Fall 2018. **
**Apply for our Spayne and Bollinger Grants! Deadline March 18th, 2018. **
**Spring 2018 meetings will occur weekly every Wednesdays from 4-5pm in Campus Center 2215 starting January 24, 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 2017 are now closed. Decisions will be made in late 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 $50-$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.
First meeting for Spring 2018 semester will be January 24th, 2018.
Spring 2018 Office Hours CC-3404.01/2: