A&S Graduate Student Research Grants

A&S graduate students are encouraged to apply for research support (maximum of $350) from the Office of Graduate Studies and Research. The purpose of the support is to assist students with expenses directly related to the conduct of research. Past grants have funded the collection of data at museums or archives, the purchase of minor research supplies/equipment, and travel to field sites.

Not all applicants will receive funding or full funding. Therefore, students are encouraged to apply for additional aid or matching funds from other sources and to indicate this information on their applications. Such information will be viewed favorably in the evaluation process.

Awards will be applied directly to your student account and will be eligible to be refunded back to you via direct deposit or check following college refund guidelines at http://www.wm.edu/offices/financialoperations/sa/refunds/.

Students seeking funding for conference travel should apply to the separate program handled by the A&S Graduate Student Association. 

Eligibility

Any graduate student actively enrolled in a graduate program of Arts & Sciences, and who is in good academic standing, may apply. Students who have previously received a Graduate Student Research Grant from the Office of Graduate Studies and Research are eligible to apply, but applications from students who have received fewer OGSR Graduate Student Research Grants recently will be given higher funding priority.

Application Procedure

Please download and complete the application form. The form must be received in the Office of Graduate Studies and Research by 4 pm on Friday March 30, 2018. This will cover expenses incurred: April 16, 2018 - August 31, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.  Applications must be signed by the student’s faculty advisor, and must also include a signed Institutional Compliance Form.  If you're requiesting per diem allowances, for travel, please be sure to use the Per Diem Calculator provided by the Finacial Operations Office. Those students who receive an OGSR Research Grant for International Research are required to submit directly to their Dept/Program the International Travel Waiver and students are also required to purchase CISI Travel/Medical Insurance coordinated through the Reves Center and provide a copy of the CISI insurance card or receipt/confirmation of payment prior to their departure.

A portion of all A&S student research grants is funded by contributions from alumni. After graduation, please consider assisting W&M graduate students in A&S by making a contribution to A&S Graduate Studies.

Awards will be applied directly to your student account and will be eligible to be refunded back to you via direct deposit or check following college refund guidelines at http://www.wm.edu/offices/financialoperations/sa/refunds/.

Federal regulation mandates that payments made to a Non-Resident Alien (NRA) be analyzed for tax compliance. This process can take up to an additional 30 days for the award to be eligible for a refund. Please note that if an NRA is found to have a tax liaiblity, that tax amount is deducted from the award total and the student will receive the remaining amount of the award.  Non-Resident Alien students will be contacted directly by email from Payroll concerning the Foreign National Information System (FNIS) and how they should proceed.