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Grant Funding

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) oversees the distribution of research and conference grant funding through a competitive application process that occurs four times per fiscal year. 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 the GSA Grant Handbook.


Grant Session and Application Due Dates

Fiscal Year 2022-23

GSA Grant Cycle 1:
For activities occurring between July 1-Aug. 31, 2022

  • Application opens: July 1, 2022, 12:01 a.m.
  • Application closes: July 15, 2022, 1 p.m.
  • Funding/editing decisions by: Aug. 5, 2022
  • Deadline to collect reimbursements: Aug. 31, 2021, 5 p.m.

GSA Grant Cycle 2:
For conferences/research occurring between Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2022

  • Application opens: Sept. 1, 2022, 12:01 a.m.
  • Application closes: Sept. 16, 2022, 5 p.m.
  • Funding/editing decisions by: Oct. 28, 2022
  • Deadline to collect reimbursements: Dec. 23, 2021, 5 p.m.

GSA Grant Cycle 3:
For conferences/research occurring between Jan. 1-April 30, 2023

  • Application opens: Jan. 1, 2023 12:01 a.m.
  • Application closes: Jan. 27, 2023 5 p.m.
  • Funding/editing decisions by: March 24, 2023
  • Deadline to collect reimbursements: April 28, 2023, 5 p.m.

GSA Grant Cycle 4:
For conferences/research occurring between May 1-June 30, 2023

  • Application opens: May 1, 2023, 12:01 a.m.
  • Application closes: May 12, 2023, 1 p.m.
  • Funding/editing decisions by: June 2, 2023
  • Deadline to collect reimbursements: June 16, 2023, 1 p.m. If your purchases take place between June 16-30, you must contact the Graduate Student Association to make advance arrangements to receive your reimbursements due to the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2023.