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The Graduate School - Funding Opportunities

Modified: October 4, 2015

Faculty Research Grants are intended to support the research and creative projects of faculty in fields where there is little or no external funding or start-up money available. Postdocs beyond the first year of appointment from the following areas are eligible:

  • Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (social sciences and humanities)
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education and Social Policy
  • Bienen School of Music

Criteria for selection include:

  • Clarity of the proposal - must be intelligible to non-specialists
  • Academic, scholarly, or creative merit of the project and its significance to the applicant’s career
  • Impact of the project: Why is the project significant and what will be learned from the work
  • Feasibility of completing the project during the grant period
  • Potential or demonstrated productivity of the applicant


The third week of each fall, winter, and spring quarters:

  • Monday, October 5, 2015
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016
  • Monday, April 11, 2016

Read more details about TGS Faculty Research Grants here.

TGS Professional Development Grants were developed in order to support meaningful graduate student and postdoctoral fellow professional development programming at the program/department level.

TGS supports professional development programming for its graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across all disciplines. While this programming will continue to be developed, TGS recognizes that student groups and program faculty/staff may be well positioned to offer professional development programming tailored to the specific student and postdoctoral fellow populations.

Deadlines are quarterly.  It is expected that applications will be submitted at least two full quarters in advance of proposed programming to allow time for the review process.

  • Friday, October 2, 2015
  • Friday, January 22, 2016
  • Friday, April 15, 2016
  • Friday, July 8, 2016

Read more about this grant opportunity, including application guidelines, on this webpage.

TGS Catalyst Grants provides students, faculty and academic programs with resources to support new programs and events that benefit graduate students.


Students, faculty, and academic programs can apply.


Deadline for Winter 2016 events:  Friday, October 2, 2015
Deadline for Spring 2016 events: Friday, January 23, 2016
Deadline for Summer 2016 events:  Friday, April 15, 2016
Deadline for Fall 2016 events:  Friday, July 8, 2016

Read more about this funding opportunity here.

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