Presidential Research Grants
Grants for Graduate students
Presidential Research Grants are intended as a one-time award during a graduate student’s GVSU academic career.
Grant awards of up to $1,500 are available to support the research projects of graduate students. Applicants must be degree seeking and in good academic standing. The research must be tied to completion of some aspect of the applicant’s graduate degree. Typically, these grants are intended to support research undertaken for purposes of a thesis, dissertation, or final scholarly project. Graduate students may receive one Presidential Research Grant during completion of a degree program. Awardees are not eligible to reapply.
Academic Conference Fund
Presidential Research Grant recipients are eligible to receive a travel grant of up to $500 from the Graduate School's Academic Conference Fund to present their research as the primary presenter at a professional conference. This is in addition to the Presidential Research Grant award. More information on the Academic Conference Fund can be found here.
Deadlines for Applying
For each semester:
- Fall - June 15
- Winter - October 15
- Spring/Summer - March 15
- Nicholas Albrecht - Muskegon River Juvenile Steelhead Survival and Production: Quantifying Seasonal Thermal Stress
- Michael Snider - Probing the Pigments and Physiology of Modern Cyanobacterial Mats that are Analogs of Life on Early Earth
- Rachel Curtis - Tracing the Tensions: An Examination of Tillie Olsen’s Social Philosophies in the Drafts of “Tell Me a Riddle”
Past recipients: Recent Awardees