Welcome to Graduate Student Assembly

Please note that all conference travel and all receipt submission for PDG’s must be completed by 1 pm on Friday, June 9, 2017. 

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 Spring 2017 are ongoing. The deadline to apply is April 30th at 11:30pm. Decisions will be made in early May. 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.

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

Check us out on  Facebook:  Facebook.com/graduateassembly


Serving as the voice of graduate students at University of Massachusetts Boston

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