The Graduate Student Association (GSA) offers several different types of grants to graduate students to assist their professional development and research. Professional Development Awards (PDA) are for conferences, seminars and workshop attendance. To be eligible for a PDA applicants MUST submit completed, signed Travel Authorization and Liability waiver forms to the GSA advisor PRIOR to travel.
Graduate Research Grant Award (GRGA) are to support the research efforts of graduate students at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The intent is to further promote students’ research endeavors rather than support faculty research.
The GRGA Committee will determine the merit of each application on an individual basis. The GSA will fund, in whole or in part, applications that the GRGA committee determines to be meritorious. It is also understood that this award represents a supplement of the applicants other resources of funding (e.g. other grants, department funds, personal funds, etc.).