GSA Grant Funding Information

The Graduate Student Association (GSA), in an effort to assist graduate students with the expenses of conducting and presenting research, awards grants during the academic school year to eligible students.


In order to be eligible for funding, the following criteria must be met:

Applicant must be a current student at the time of the conference or research and be currently enrolled in a Graduate program at the University of Northern Colorado. During the summer grant cycles, applicants must provide a copy of their Summer or upcoming Fall course schedule to prove continuous enrollment. If you have completed less than 18 total Graduate credit hours at UNC, you must be enrolled in 6 credits to be eligible.

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Grant Categories

Grants are awarded for the following:

  • Research
  • Conference Presentation of Research
  • Conference Attendance

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Application Process

*The GSA Grant process is a reimbursement process. Save all of your appropriate receipts from your conference/research. You will need these in order to get reimbursed.*

1. Grant funding is awarded during the semester in which the conference or research takes place. For instance, if your conference is in February, you would apply during the Spring semester.

2. Fill out the appropriate application completely. Make sure to follow all instructions.

3. Turn in application online by the deadline listed below. NOTE: your application was submitted successfully if you reach the page where you are asked to review your answers. You will not get a confirmation page or email.

4. Within two weeks after the deadline for the summer grant cycles and 3 weeks after the deadline during the academic year, you will receive an email from the GSA President stating your award status (whether the application was granted or denied), and how much funding you were awarded.

5. If you were awarded funding, print the award status email and bring it, along with your receipts from your research or conference, to the UC Business Office. Follow their instructions on paperwork to fill out in order to get reimbursed.


Grant Session and Application Due Dates:

Fiscal Year 2016-17

If your conference/research takes place: Date Application will be available and GSA will start accepting them: Due Date of Application. Submit your application by
5 p.m. on:
Date recipient will be notified regarding funding decisions: Deadline for recipients to collect funding:
July - August 2016 July 1, 2016 July 29, 2016 August 12, 2016 Sept. 9, 2016
Sept. - Dec. 2016 Sept. 2, 2016 Sept. 30, 2016 Oct. 21, 2016 Jan. 6, 2017
Jan. - April 2017 Jan. 16, 2017 Feb. 17, 2017 March 10, 2017 May 5, 2017
May - June 2017 May 1, 2017 May 26, 2017 June 16, 2017 June 30, 2017

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

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Grant Applications


IMPORTANT! Applications will not be previewed by the GSA president 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 president, 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 either e-mail or call (970) 351-1089.

2016-2017 Grants:

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