Opportunities for Doctoral Students

Doctoral students should apply for the Mellon Dissertation Research Grants (GSAS doctoral students only — please check on the GSAS web site for further detail) or the Provost's Dissertation Support Awards  (doctoral students in all three schools). 

Please also check with your department or program for travel or research related funding opportunities.

Grant Opportunities for Graduate Students

GSA Sponsored Conference Funding

The GSA funds conferences that graduate students host within their departments, or interdepartmentally. In order to qualify for funding, the conference organizers must be open to all Brandeis graduate students (the conference can also be open to the public, or to the entire Brandeis community, but for funding purposes it must at least be open to graduate students from each of the three graduate schools).

To apply, graduate students from any of the three graduate schools should submit to weglinski@brandeis.edu:

1). A cover sheet describing the conference theme and how it is being advertized across the three graduate schools

2). A budget, including the requested amount of funding.

GSA Sponsored Travel & Research Grants for Grad Students

 I. Award Description
The Travel &  Research Grants provide funds  to graduate students to conduct research, primarily for a thesis or the “major project” required by some graduate programs. Applicants may seek funding for various expenses, including:

  • travel to libraries and archives;
  • defray the costs of field research;
  • purchase specialized software (not laptops or software available through the Brandeis site license);
  • pay fees for access to repositories and collections;
  • duplicate research materials;
  • attend a scholarly conference when presenting (if funding is available).  
Applicants may seek reimbursement for expenses incurred between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Awards for the  GSA TRG monies are normally in the $150-$300 range.
II. Eligibility
The competition for grants is limited to GSAS, Heller, and IBS graduate students. Doctoral candidates may apply for the  the Provost's Dissertation Support Award if they have completed all of their coursework and have an approved dissertation proposal (are ABD).
III. Application Process
The application consists of the following:
One copy of:
Applicants should submit the above bulleted items together in one envelope and send or hand-deliver them to:  
U.S. Mail
Jessica Basile
Director of Graduate Student Affairs
Brandeis University
PO Box 549110 MS 207
Waltham, MA 02454-9110

Campus Mail
Jessica Basile
MS 207

Hand Deliver

Jessica Basile at the Graduate Student Center in Kutz Hall (main floor opposite Registrar's Window).


Applications not submitted as outlined will be considered incomplete.