Research and professional development are essential components of the graduate experience and several funding opportunities are available to graduate students who are engaged in research and professional development activities.
Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA) Research and Travel Awards
Funding is provided by the Graduate Student Government Association Senate (GSGA) and administered by the School of Graduate Studies to financially support graduate student research. Awards are either for research materials or for travel to a conference to present results. Awards are in the $100 to $500 range. Deadlines are set each Fall and Spring by GSGA. Click here to see the current year's recipients.
Please use the links below to find out more about each of these opportunities:
- GSGA Award Information and Guidelines
Office of Student Research (OSR) Award
All currently enrolled Appalachian undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for a research grant of up to $300. The award is designed to fund costs associated with outside the classroom, Faculty-mentored, student-based research projects or creative endeavors. Funding can be used for research supplies or research-related expenses. This also includes any of the costs associated with designing or printing a poster for your presentation. Please click here for more information and application links.
Domer Research Award; Zigli Research Award; JVL Professional Development Award
These awards provide approximately $500 (subject to budget allocations) in support for graduate students each year. Nominations are accepted each year with awards made in early winter. See the Awards page for more information, including how to apply.