The purpose of the Graduate Thesis/Dissertation Grant Program is to support the scholarly research of graduate students at Northeastern University. The grant program is a collaboration between the Office of the Provost for Research and Graduate Education, the Graduate Student Government, and the individual colleges. It is designed to help full-time graduate students meet the costs associated with completing their thesis or dissertation research, to improve the quality and impact of their research, and/or to support research endeavors intellectually independent of the adviser.
The award period is one year from when funds are made available. Awards will be transferred to the applicant’s department. Normal rules and procedures for business expenses apply. The recipient’s departmental business office will be able to provide detailed information on how funds can be used to pay allowable expenses.
Allowed expenses include, but are not limited to, research-related expenses associated with:
- travel to special library or museum collections, archives, laboratories or other research facilities
- access to libraries, databases, or other information sources not otherwise available
- hiring consultants or special services
- remuneration of research subjects or supporting undergraduate research assistants
- the purchase of specialized reagents, supplies, software, or equipment not otherwise available (which will remain the property of the University)
The application deadline for Fall awards has been extended to March 3, 2020 at 5:00pm.
Files prepared for upload should contain the following in a single pdf:
a) A proposal outlining the research project and its connection to the student’s program of study
b) A budget detailing the expenses involved in completing the research
c) A copy of the IRB approval, if required for the project
d) The student’s CV
A letter of recommendation (complete with budget information, as the college/department/advisor contributes 50% of the funding) should be emailed separately from the advisor to firstname.lastname@example.org or a sealed hard copy delivered to Margaret Wald, PhD Network, 340 Renaissance Park, 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115.
- Master’s students or doctoral students who have not yet achieved doctoral candidacy are eligible to apply up to $1,500.
- Students who have completed required program course work & exams and have achieved doctoral candidacy at the time of application are eligible to apply for up to $3,000.
Applicants for the graduate thesis/dissertation research awards must be
- Full-time students in good academic standing.
- Students enrolled in programs without dissertation/thesis requirements for graduation are not eligible (i.e. certificate programs, PSM programs, CPS).