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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
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).
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:
Director of Graduate Student Affairs
PO Box 549110 MS 207
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
Jessica Basile at the Graduate Student Center in Kutz Hall (main floor opposite Registrar's Window).
ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY April 1, 2016.
Applications not submitted as outlined will be considered incomplete.