Who is eligible?

Any faculty member (tenured, tenure-track, or multi-year contract clinical or research faculty) can apply - even if not a graduate faculty member. Note that FACULTY apply for these -- not students. We consider these to be internal grants to faculty.

What is the benefit?

You get a graduate research associate to work on your project; the student gets $12000 in salary.

What if I don't have a specific student picked out yet?

No problem; just be sure to indicate what program the student would be chosen from.

Can I have more than one at a time?

Our current thinking is no; we want to "spread the wealth." This may change in future years depending on demand.

Can I apply every year?

You can have at most one every three years.

How will the recipients be chosen?

Proposals are reviewed by a team of faculty, who submit ratings for each proposal. Faculty are selected from the Graduate Council, Research Council, and former GRAM recipients. When possible, faculty are selected from departments other than those with proposals in the pool.

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These ratings are submitted to the Dean, who reviews the recommendations and awards the GRAMS. The first category - CLEAR STRONG advantage to FACULTY research is most heavily weighted. Only when there is a decision to make to reduce the number to 10 will department affiliation be considered.

Click here to learn more about the GRAM program.