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Graduate Studies Advisory Board

The Arts & Sciences Graduate Studies Advisory Board (GSAB) plays a vital role in advancing Graduate Arts & Sciences at William & Mary. The GSAB was established in 2004.

  • To development/fundraising to increase the financial resources of Graduate Arts & Sciences;
  • To assist in the building of community within Graduate Arts & Sciences;
  • To enhance professional development opportunities for graduate students;
  • To advocate on behalf of Graduate Arts & Sciences within the W&M community.

Arts & Sciences graduate programs are critical to the mission of William & Mary and to our status as a research university. Graduate programs strengthen undergraduate programs by providing research and mentoring opportunities, and are essential in retaining approximately one third of William & Mary's faculty members in Arts & Sciences.

The board has worked to establish Distinguished Thesis and Dissertation Awards, Recruitment Fellowships, Awards for Excellence in Scholarship, Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring, and the Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award. The board also takes an active role in supporting the annual Graduate Research Symposium.

The Board meets twice annually, in the fall and spring. The spring meeting follows the annual Arts & Sciences Graduate Research Symposium. Members make a meaningful annual financial commitment in support of Graduate Studies Advisory Board goals.

You can contribute online to help support the mission of the GSAB.