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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.

Cycle 3 Grant Application Links:

Any applications received before 12:01 a.m., Jan. 1, 2020 or after 5 p.m., Jan. 24, 2020 will be automatically dismissed. New application materials to be posted in January 2020.

Grant Application Helpful Info:

  • GSA Grant Handbook
    Updated Handbook to be posted in January 2020.

Grant Session and Application Due Dates

Fiscal Year 2019-20

GSA Grant Cycle 1:
For conferences/research occuring between July-August 2019

  • Application opens: July 1, 12:01 a.m.
  • Application closes: July 19, 5 p.m.
  • Funding decisions by: Aug. 9, 5 p.m.
  • Deadline to collect reimbursements: Aug. 31, 5 p.m.

GSA Grant Cycle 2:
For conferences/research occuring between September-December 2019

  • Application opens: Sept. 1, 12:01 a.m.
  • Application closes: Sept. 20, 5 p.m.
  • Funding decisions by: Nov. 1, 5 p.m.
  • Deadline to collect reimbursements: Dec. 31, 5 p.m.

GSA Grant Cycle 3:
For conferences/research occuring between Janury-April 2020

  • Application opens: Jan. 1, 12:01 a.m.
  • Application closes: Jan. 24, 5 p.m.
  • Funding decisions by: March 6, 5 p.m.
  • Deadline to collect reimbursements: April 30, 5 p.m.

GSA Grant Cycle 4:
For conferences/research occuring between May-June 2020

  • Application opens: May 1, 12:01 a.m.
  • Application closes: May 15, 5 p.m.
  • Funding decisions by: June 5, 5 p.m.
  • Deadline to collect reimbursements: June 12, 5 p.m. If your conference takes place between June 12-30, you must contact the UNC Student Business Office to make advance arrangements to receive your reimbursements ahead of time due to the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2020.