Grant packets are available for pickup starting 4 pm Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Graduate School front desk.
The Spring 2014 deadline for grant applications is 4:00 pm on February 7th, 2014.
Detailed instructions for preparing your grant for the Spring 2014 Grants Cycle can be found in the following file: Spring 2014 Grants Instructions.
A workshop will be held on January 31st, 2014 at 10 am in Bumps Room, Memorial Union to help you prepare your grant for and understand the GSG grants process.
The specifics of whether your proposed use of funds is covered under a GSG grant are in the GSG Standing Rules, Section V. B. GSG Research Grants. I strongly advise that you also look at the application instructions for more detailed information. Each department must have a GSG representative attend at least 75% of the GSG Senate meetings during the current and previous semesters to qualify for funding. Check the eligibility status of your department for the Spring 2014 Grants Cycle here . To find out the name of the representative of your department please refer to the 2013-2014 GSG representatives on our meetings page.
Applicants for reimbursement of expenses incurred in the semester(s) prior to the current grants cycle are required to submit an expense report with original receipts. These should be submitted before the grants application deadline.
Contact the GSG Grants Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. Only answers from the GSG Grants Officer can be construed as a binding determination.
Frequently Asked Questions
A list of common questions and their respective answers are provided to help clarify the GSG grants process.
Individual Grants FAQs
Sample Grant Applications
Some sample, successful grant applications are listed below for your use. Be advised that these are only supplied as a reference and should not be considered a template for success.
- Degree Related – Earth and Climate Sciences
- Degree Related – Ecology and Environmental Sciences
- Degree Related – History
- Degree Related – Interdisciplinary PhD
- Travel to Present – Chemistry
- Travel to Present – Intermedia
- Travel to Present – Marine Sciences
- Travel to Present – Mechanical Engineering
- Degree Related – Ecology
- Degree Related – Ecology & Environmental Sciences
- Degree Related – Economics
- Travel to Present – Biology and Ecology
- Travel to Present – Economics
Other Sources of Funding
Some alternate funding sources are listed below. The listing of these sources doesn’t imply any sort of endorsement by GSG; other funding sources are also available, best learned about through your advisor or department.
- National Center For Environmental Research
- Sigma Xi
- National Science Foundation
- UMaine Biological Sciences
Sample Expense Report
Sample Final Letter
Contact the GSG Grants Officer (email@example.com) with any questions.
Last updated February 28, 2014