The Spring 2019 Spayne and Bollinger award cycle will open on February 3rd, 2019 and close on April 7th, 2019. Please attend our regular GSA meetings for more information.
Dr. Robert W. Spayne Research Grant
The Dr. Robert W. Spayne Research Grant (for work leading to a Master’s thesis or Capstone project) is a competitive grant awarded to assist students in defraying research expenses. Historically, up to three grants are awarded each fall and spring semester by a committee of UMass graduate students, faculty and staff. This year, GSA will award 3 grants per semester. Each grant may be up to $1500.
Grant applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Significance – The extent to which the proposed dissertation research will make an original and important contribution to the field of inquiry it addresses.
- Approach – The extent to which the conceptual framework, design, methodology, procedure, and data analyses are clearly presented and appropriate for the proposed research.
- Budget and cost-effectiveness – The extent to which the funding requested is adequate and appropriate to the research objectives and activities.
- Did the applicant adhere to application instructions (page limits, required attachments, etc.)?
Log in to the SA Groups website at https://umb.campuslabs.com/engage/. (Directions on how to log in are available here: https://gsaumb.wordpress.com/graduate-student-resources/sa-groups-how-to). Once you are logged in, click on “Organizations” and search for/click on the Graduate Student Assembly. From the Graduate Student Assembly home page, click on “Forms” and then select the Spayne application form. Detailed application instructions are included with the online forms. All application forms must be completed and submitted online. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.