GSA is happy to announce that our suspension of services is over! After fruitful discussions with Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs, Gail DiSabatino, and Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Budget and Financial Planning, Sue Wolfe, GSA now has clarity over its budget for the year and sufficient funds for its usual services.
All applications for funding requests can again 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 2016 are now online. The deadline to apply is December 30th at 11:30pm. Decisions will be made in early February. 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. Due to interruptions caused by this suspension, the 30-day notice requirement for PDG applications received before Dec 22nd will be waived. 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.
Thank you to everyone who has been impacted by this suspension for your patience. We are very grateful to UMB administration for negotiating with us so amicably and promptly and we are very excited to get back to providing services to students.
Meeting schedule for 2016-2017
The GSA meets every Thursday, 11:00 a.m -12:00 p.m., in the Campus Center, Room 3115.
Fall 2016 Office Hours CC-3404.01/2:
Monday 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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