Grant Funding

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is a student-fee funded organization that advances the interests of graduate students by providing grants and general support to UNC graduate students. The GSA grants are supplemental in nature to aid in the academic and professional development of UNC’s graduate students. Due to the limited nature of grant funding, each application cycle is highly competitive, and designed to expose graduate students to the scrutiny and subjectivity of grants in the public and private sectors. To learn more about GSA grant funding, please read through the GSA Grant Handbook (pdf).


Grant Session and Application Due Dates

Fiscal Year 2016-17

If your conference or research takes place July– August 2016

  • Date Application will be available and GSA will start accepting them: July 1, 2016
  • Due Date of Application. Submit your application by 5 p.m. on: July 29, 2016
  • Date recipient will be notified regarding funding decisions: August 12, 2016
  • Deadline for recipients to collect funding: Sept. 9, 2016

If your conference or research takes place Sept.– Dec. 2016

  • Date Application will be available and GSA will start accepting them: Sept. 2, 2016
  • Due Date of Application. Submit your application by 5 p.m. on: Sept. 30, 2016
  • Date recipient will be notified regarding funding decisions: Oct. 21, 2016
  • Deadline for recipients to collect funding: Jan. 6, 2016

If your conference or research takes place Jan.– April 2017

  • Date Application will be available and GSA will start accepting them: Jan. 16, 2017
  • Due Date of Application. Submit your application by 5 p.m. on: Feb. 17, 2017
  • Date recipient will be notified regarding funding decisions: March 10, 2017
  • Deadline for recipients to collect funding: May 5, 2017

If your conference or research takes place May– June 2017

  • Date Application will be available and GSA will start accepting them: May 1, 2017
  • Due Date of Application. Submit your application by 5 p.m. on: May 26, 2017
  • Date recipient will be notified regarding funding decisions: June 16, 2017
  • Deadline for recipients to collect funding: June 30, 2017

Please do not apply for a GSA grant early, the GSA will only accept grants for the current session (i.e. the dates given in the third column.)

*For conferences and research in May and early June, receipts are due before June 30. For those in late June, the deadline is July 7, 2017.

2016-2017 Grants:

Grant Application (for conferences/research Jan. 1 – April 30, 2017)

Grant Applications

Important! Applications will not be previewed by the GSA director to make sure they were submitted correctly. If they are submitted with incorrect or missing information you may not receive any funding. Do not send any information through email to the GSA director, all attachments must be uploaded with your application in order for them to be considered.

Please read instructions carefully and make sure your application is complete and that all required documentation is attached BEFORE submitting it.

Suggestion: Have a classmate or colleague proof your application for missing items. It will save you and everyone involved a lot of time and frustration. If you are not sure what is needed or have questions about what to include, please e-mail gsa@unco.edu.