Graduate Student Research Awards

The Toulouse Graduate School is pleased to offer the Graduate Student Research Award. Resulting from the advocacy and initiative of the Graduate Student Council, the Office of the Vice-President for Finance has established a competitive Thesis/Dissertation Research Award program to be administered annually by the Toulouse Graduate School.

Funds may be requested for $500-$1000 to support costs of equipment use, supplies, research-related travel, data-access fees, or other expenses directly related to research (funds cannot be used to pay wages or salaries). The 2024/2025 school year has record enrollment. Please follow directions and provide thoughtful answers. This will be a very competitive year for the award.

To be eligible, graduate students:

  • Must be working on their thesis/dissertation research or creative activity
  • Must show evidence of high academic and research productivity in terms of GPA, recommendation letters, previous publications, previous presentations, etc.
  • Must include a faculty letter of support, a one-page research abstract, and a current CV through the online application
  • Must have an approved degree plan on file 
  • Must complete Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training. This requirement can be met in one of two ways:
    • Designated RCR Workshops – Students may use attendance at one of our designated RCR professional development workshops for credit. Please check the workshop descriptions to ensure that they meet the requirements. 
    • Online CITI Training – Available through the UNT Office of Research Integrity and Compliance. Students will receive a certificate after completing the course, and TGS will keep a record on file to verify completion.
  • Attend 3 TGS Professional Development Workshops
  • Must be an active graduate student to receive funds

Applying for a Research Award

  1. To begin, contact your faculty advisor to request a letter of support. To submit your application, you will need to attach this file.
  2. Gather your one-page research abstract (as a PDF or Word document), 
  3. CITI or RCR training information (name of the workshop attended or online course taken),
  4. and CV (as a PDF or Word document).
  5. Next, login and fill out the online application. (Note: the application is currently not open for the 2024-2025 academic year.) 
  6. Once your application is submitted, you'll receive a confirmation message. Your application will be reviewed during the next evaluation period.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 25, 2024

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