Due to the current situation, we are expanding the dissertation program temporarily to any graduate student (doctoral program) who has passed their preliminary/qualifying exams.
The Awards and Scholarships Committee offers dissertation grants to support the research needs of WSU Ph.D. students. These grants will be awarded on a rolling basis to help cover expenses generated as students work to complete their dissertations projects.
These expenses include but are not limited to; purchasing or renting equipment, licenses for data analysis software, data collection, compensation for participants who completed questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, or other experiments.
A maximum of $500.00 will be awarded for the entire academic year. Award amounts are also subject to application volume and fund requests.
Awards may only be used towards the costs associated with the student’s dissertation research. Awards cannot be used for tuition, living expenses, books, and travel not directly related to the completion of the dissertation preparation.
These grants are to recognize the hard work of Ph.D. students and their valuable dissertation research.
Funds are available to WSU Ph.D. students for the 2020-2021 academic year who meet the following criteria:
1. In good standing with WSU and the Graduate School.
2. Have completed at least one semester in the doctoral program (at the time of application)
3. Have passed the preliminary examination.
4. Pay the Pullman S&A fee
Reason for rejections
1. Your application does not have an appropriate citation/reference. Failure to do so will disallow your application to be considered.
2. If you apply for a book for your class, or any book that is available from the WSU library, your application will be rejected.
3. If you are not Pullman S&A fee-paying student, you will not be eligible for the grant.
Completed applications are to be submitted through Qualtrick and email. It is recommended that interested students discuss award criteria with their advisors before applying. Applicants are also encouraged to work collaboratively with their advisors to ensure that the application accurately describes how the award will be used towards the completion of their dissertation.
WSU GPSA DISSERTATION GRANT APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Complete and submit an application packet through Qualtrics and email. **Only application packets submitted in PDF format will be formatted
Please follow the steps. Otherwise, your application can be rejected. Steps:
1. Please fill out the form, take note of the reference number, and submit the required information.
2. Create one merged PDF package for Section II-V, and email to email@example.com, with the Qualtrics reference number. The subject line of the email should be - #####(reference number)_DissertationGrant. The name of the merged PDF should be – DG_###### (reference number).
Name of the PDF: DG_108
Application Packet includes - “ (Click links to see an example)”
Section II- Award usage proposal (Describe to the committee how you plan to use the funds if awarded. The proposal must be double spaced, less than 1000 words, and accessible to all majors.)
Section V- One letter of recommendation provided by the main faculty research project advisor
Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be accepted through 5 PM (PDT) on Thursday, April 17, 2021, or until funds run out.
Awards will be determined by the selection committee based on the selection criteria rubric. The selection committee consists of students on the GPSA Awards and Scholarships Committee.
Please allow up to 15 business days for the committee to review the applications and make a final decision.
Applicants will be notified in writing within 15 business days after submission in regard to award approval.
If accepted, awards will be dispersed in check or direct deposit.
If you have any additional comments, question, or concerns please contact the GPSA Awards and Scholarship Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org)The application is closed
**Limited funds are available and may not last until the closing date for applications, as funding will depend on volume of applications. We have a limited number of funds for GPSA Dissertation Grants. GPSA reserves the right to close applications early, if at any point during the academic year the GPSA Dissertation Grant funds are exhausted.
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