GSC Research Grants 2016 Request for Applications

The full Request for Applications (RFA) is attached. Please download and read the entire RFA.


Through this RFA, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) solicits applications from currently enrolled graduate students in any discipline. GSC Research Grants are funded by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and the Graduate School (hereafter, “the Sponsors”) to enable graduate students to conduct research and innovation projects that would not be possible with departmental funds alone.

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards

The Sponsors will award up to twenty grants of up to $1,000 each in April 2016 for projects to be conducted between May 2016 and June 2017. Applications requesting more than $1,000 will returned without review, as will those with total project costs exceeding $1,000 that fail to list the committed sources (departmental, personnel, etc.) of funding for costs above the $1,000 grant.

Principal Investigator (PI) Eligibility

UM (Oxford) graduate students from any discipline that conducts research or innovation activities are eligible to apply, as long as they are enrolled in good standing in their respective programs, are planning to be enrolled in the Fall 2016 semester, and have attended one of the GSC Grant Workshops offered during the Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 semesters. Students may sign up for these workshops at Previous recipients of the GSC grant may apply, but priority will be given to applicants who have never received a GSC grant. The graduate student/applicant will be the Principal Investigator on the project. No more than one graduate student may serve as a PI per application/award, and each graduate student may submit only one application.

Key Dates

RFA Announced:                 January 5, 2016
GSC Grants Workshop:       January 28, 2016 5pm (Required).
Applications Due:                 February 28, 2016, by 5:00 pm,  at 
Awards Announced:             April 15, 2016.

24 students already attended one of the 10 GSC Grants Workshops that were held in November 2015. These students are NOT required to attend the January 28th offering. Still, they may want to attend anyway, as some content has changed. To confirm that you have received credit for attending a GSC Grants Workshop, log in to myOleMiss. Within myOleMiss, search for or navigate to the Training Workshops application. Within Training Workshop, select the My Workshops link, then select the Attended tab. If you received credit dor attending the GSC Grants Workshop, it will be listed there. If it is not listed there, then you need to attend the January 28 workshop and make sure the isntructor marks you present.



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