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 Fellowship  (doctoral students in all three schools). The Provost Dissertation Fellowship information will be announced early in the spring semester. Applications usually are due by the end of March.

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

Grant Opportunities for Graduate Students

GSA Sponsored Brandeis 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 the following to Steve Weglinski, weglinski@brandeis.edu:

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

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

GSA Ssponsored Travel & Research Grants (TRG) for Graduate 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 or gathering data for research project 
Applicants may seek reimbursement for expenses incurred between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. 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.
III. Application Process
The application consists of the following:
Applicants should submit the above bulleted items together in one envelope or scan, and send, hand-deliver, or email 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 or email
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.