Due to ongoing uncertainty regarding the GSA budget, the Spayne application will not be open until negotiations between GSA, Student Affairs, and relevant UMass, Boston administrators have concluded.
Please see our home page for more details about this suspension: gsaumb.wordpress.com
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, the number of grants, their amounts, and the timing of the application and decision process will be determined once GSA budget negotiations are settled (see gsaumb.wordpress.com).
Grant applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Did the applicant adhere to application instructions (page limits, required attachments, etc.)?
- Are the budget items listed linked to completion of the thesis/dissertation?
- Will the budget item(s) assist in the completion of the thesis/dissertation?
- Is the research topic something that will add to the applicant’s field of study?
- Is this cutting edge research that will benefit UMass Boston?
Fall 2016 Grant Cycle:
Application available starting: TBD pending GSA 2016-2017 budget negotiations
Deadline to submit: TBD pending GSA 2016-2017 budget negotiations
Log in to the SA Groups website at http://www.clubs.umb.edu. (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 email@example.com with any questions.