A&S Graduate students are encouraged to apply for support [maximum of $300] from the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (OGSR) that will allow them to collect data at museums or archives, purchase minor research supplies/equipment, and travel to field sites. The purpose of the support is to assist students with expenses directly related to the conduct of research. 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. Students seeking funding for conference travel should not apply to this program, but should see application guidelines for the Graduate Student Association Supplemental Conference Travel funds at http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/gsa/conferencefunding. A portion of all of these A&S research and travel grants is made possible 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.
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.
Applications for Fall 2014 must be received in the Office of Graduate Studies and Research by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014, and will cover expenses incurred from September 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. 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. 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 (individual application link) coordinated through the Reves Center and provide a copy of the CISI insurance card or receipt/confirmation of payment prior to their departure.