Opportunities for Doctoral Students

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

The Provost's Dissertation Support Award due date is March 25, 2014.

Grant Opportunities for Graduate Students

GSA is sponsoring Travel & Research Grants for students from all three schools.

 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, 2013 and June 30, 2014. 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 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
Alwina Bennett
Assistant Provost, MS 207  
Brandeis University
PO Box 549110
Waltham, MA 02454-9110

Campus Mail
Alwina Bennett
MS 207

Hand Deliver

Alwina Bennett at the Graduate Student Center in Kutz (main floor opposite Registrar's Window).


Applications not submitted as outlined will be considered incomplete.