Dissertation Grants

 
Award Description 
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.
Eligibility
Funds are available to WUS 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.
Application Submission
Completed applications are to be submitted through Qualtrick and email. Once submitted, applicants will receive communication from the GPSA Awards and Scholarship committee in 1-3 business days to confirm that the application was received.
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 gpsa.scholarships@wsu.edu, 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).
Example
Subject: 108_DissertationGrant
Name of the PDF: DG_108

 

 Application Packet includes - “ (Click links to see an example)”
Section I- GPSA Dissertation Grants Application Form
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 III- Project Timeline
Section IV- Budget and budget narrative
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 (gpsa.scholarships@wsu.edu)
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**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.

   

      

    

Awards

2019–2020 Recipients

Names Department College
Lederson Ganan Betancur Plant Pathology CAHNRS
Yuxiang Li Plant Pathology CAHNRS
Andrew Gillreath-Brown Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences
Katie Richards Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences
Molly Carney Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences
Sreenidhi Krishnan Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences
Mikala Meize Criminal Justice & Criminology College of Arts and Sciences
Oliver Bowers Criminal Justice & Criminology College of Arts and Sciences
Chris Kang Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences
Ralph Chikhany Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences
Marisa Cervantes Sociology College of Arts and Sciences
Kourosh Amirkhani Accounting College of Business
Eunjeong Shin Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship College of Business
Teng Iat Loi Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship College of Business
Eujin Park Marketing and International Business College of Business
Sheng Bi Marketing and International Business College of Business
Chan Chen Communication College of Communication
Davi Kallman Communication College of Communication
Stephanie Gibbons Communication College of Communication
Xizhu Xiao Communication College of Communication
Jong Eun Lee Educational Leadership and Sport Management College of Education
Katie Reilly Kinesiology & Educational Psychology College of Education
Rachel Wong Kinesiology & Educational Psychology College of Education
Michael Schacter Kinesiology and Educational Psychology College of Education
Amira Albagshi Teaching & Learning College of Education
Emmanuel Jaiyeola Teaching & Learning College of Education
Jeremiah Sataraka Teaching & Learning College of Education
Kaleinani Boardman Teaching & Learning College of Education
Adnan F Saad Mohamed Teaching and Learning College of Education
Caroline Oluyomi Ojeme Teaching and Learning College of Education
Intissar AO Yahia Teaching and Learning College of Education
Xiangyu Gu Chemical Engineering College of Engineering and Architecture
Mahshid Etesamifard Civil and Environmental Engineering College of Engineering and Architecture
Othman AlShareedah Civil and Environmental Engineering College of Engineering and Architecture
Ehdieh Khaledian Electrical Engineering & Computer Science College of Engineering and Architecture
Jin Tao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science College of Engineering and Architecture
Sasa Kovacevic Mechanical College of Engineering and Architecture
Vishnutej Ellur Molecular Plant Sciences Graduate School