GSA Funding:
The GSA has long recognized that one of the more essential services we can provide to our graduate peers is financial support. We encourage you to apply for funding to continue your endeavors. All inquiries should be directed to the VP of Financial Affairs (

Please note the following information on the VP of Financial Affairs' work:
1) Grant Eligibility: Please refer to the individual grant instructions for eligibility criteria. No exceptions are possible. Please submit applications accordingly per these instructions.
2) If you have been awarded a grant or co-sponsorship, your money will be disbursed through GradPoint via your BARC account. Make sure that direct deposit is set up! The grants received by international students whose countries of origin do not have a tax treaty with the US may be taxed through GradPoint. GSA cannot offer tax advice in such cases - please refer to a tax specialist if you have questions!


The Childcare Grant

Designed to provide financial assistance to graduate students with dependents who are in need due to graduate activities (e.g., exams, conferences, workshops, etc.). Funding is available quarterly including summer until funds expire.



The Conference Travel Grant

Intended to help offset the costs of travel or registration fees at professional conferences in which a graduate student is presenting original research findings.




Event Co-Sponsorship Funds

Available in an amount up to $300 per student organization per quarter, with a maximum of $600 awarded per academic year per student organization. 


Co-Sponsorship Form


The Emergency Relief Grant

Offers financial assistance to graduate students who are experiencing sudden financial distress due to unforeseen circumstances such as family loss, medical emergency, unexpected loss of employment, or unplanned financial hardship caused by the birth of a child, etc. 

Relief Grant


The Graduate Student Internship Fellowship

Need a way to fund your summer internship? Looking to get experience outside of your department? Need financial help to fund an exciting opportunity? Apply for this year's Graduate Student Internship Fellowship!