Atlanta—The College of Arts & Sciences at Georgia State University has launched the Dean’s Graduate Research Grant program, an internal grants program that will support graduate students pursuing research, scholarly and professional development opportunities beyond the classroom.
Master’s and PhD students in the college can now apply for up to $2,000 to help cover expenses such as the cost of travel to conferences when the student is presenting author; registration costs for workshops and seminars related to the student's thesis or dissertation; and materials such as books, software, and research supplies.
“We are excited to support graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences with new resources for research and professional development,” said Sara Rosen, dean of the college.
“Our graduate students are the next generation of scholars, scientists and professionals. These opportunities will help them broaden their understanding and hone their skills to be successful in their chosen professions.”The program was created thanks to a generous gift from Susan Eckert, who earned three degrees at Georgia State — a B.S. in psychology, a graduate degree in Counseling and Psychological Services, and a Ph.D. in educational administration.
“Graduate students who need some help in paying for the ‘extras’ — like thesis research expenses and trips to professional meetings — don't have many places to turn for funding without running up even more personal debt than they already may have,” said Eckert, who is retired from a senior administration role at Emory University. “I am so happy to be able to help these students pay for some of the extra costs of graduate school by joining Dean Rosen in supporting this grant program.
“My hope for graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences is that having these resources will help enhance their academic programs. I also hope an added benefit could also be for the faculty in their recruiting efforts for future graduate students who will be able to see the resources available to support them.”
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