Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) Applications Open

Applications for the academic year 2022-2023 Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) are now open and will close on September 30, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Starting in 2022, the AGGRS competition will be hosted in GradAwards, similar to the main Fellowship Competition and other Graduate School Award opportunities.

The Graduate School’s Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) Program provides small grants up to $5,000 to support the research and scholarship of doctoral or terminal master’s degree candidates for their dissertations or theses.

The Graduate School Awards Committee is comprised of graduate faculty from across the disciplines. After reviewing AGGRS applications, the committee makes award recommendations to the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School for final decisions. Awards are based on merit, according to the following criteria:

  1. quality of the project
  2. qualifications of the applicant;
  3. the evaluation of the candidate and the project by the advisor; and
  4. budget and need.
    • Need is defined as having no other source of funding for work that is required for the completion of a dissertation or thesis.

Final application materials must be submitted as one single combined PDF document. The final packet may be uploaded by Program Coordinator to the GradAwards Nomination System, or they may be emailed directly to by the September 30, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time deadline. Any submission received after the deadline or containing multiple files will not be considered.

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