General Grant Information
In order to provide more and better opportunities for intellectual, professional, and social development, the GSA has initiated a Grants Program that supplies funds for reimbursing graduate students for their expenses. In order to be eligible for such funding through the GSA, you must be a graduate student at UMBC enrolled in graduate courses during the semester you wish to use the grant.
There are three types of grants available from the GSA: (1) Conference Grants, (2) Research Grants, and (3) Professional Development Grants. For more information on any of these, refer to their pages organized under the ‘Grants’ tab.
In order to receive funding through the GSA for reimbursement of expenses, you must complete and submit the application for the grant you would like by the deadlines listed below. The deadline that applies to you depends on the earliest date you will use the funds you are requesting.
Grants are awarded based on a lottery system. According to the table above, if a student would like to apply for a grant for reimbursement of funds spent between 10/1/2017 and 10/31/17 (aka the month of October), the student’s grant application must be completed accurately and submitted on the appropriate grant form (see links under ‘Grants’ tab) by 9/9/2017. This student’s application may or may not be randomly chosen at the 9/11/2017 Senate Meeting. For concerns or questions about this process, please fill out the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page on the GSA Website.