Graduate Student Research Expense Grants

The Alice Paul Center’s GSWS Graduate Student Research Grants provide competitive grants of up to $500 designed to support research-related expenses, including (but not limited to) conference registration and travel, research travel, transcription and other materials. The grants cover expenses incurred at any time during the Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

The amount and number of grants will change each year, based on the available budget. Receipts are not required for the grant, but a report outlining how the funds were used must be submitted by September 1 of the following grant cycle. The grants are subject to 1099 reporting. All funds will be disbursed by June 30 of each year. 

FQT Center Graduate Student Research Grants are only available to students in the GSWS certificate program.

Funds may be requested for:

  • Travel for research (field research, archives)

  • Registration, travel and other expenses incurred to attend an academic/professional conference

  • Support for caregiving while researching or writing

  • Other research related expenses, such as transcription, photocopying, archive-related expenses, etc.

 Application Cycle:

  • graduate student research grant applications are due April 5, 2024
  • notification of awards will be made by mid-May

To Apply, please include in one document:

  • 250-word description of your project
  • budget for how the funds will be spent
  • a list of all other secured sources of funding and funding for which you are applying

Please list all other secured sources of funding for your project, including the amounts and allocations of these funds. Please also note additional funding sources for which you are applying and the amounts of each of these potential lines of support.

For further information, contact Che Gossett at


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