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The Grants Committee organizes the annual GPSA Grants Cycles (Fall, Spring, & Summer). Grants supported through GPSA are the Student Research Grant (SRG, $500, all cycles), Professional Development Grant (PDG, $500, all cycles), and the New Mexico Research Grant (NMRG, $3,000-$5,000, Fall). For more information on the GPSA Grants please see individual grants. Watch for updates to the Grants deadlines and awarding. 

Normalized Scores and Rankings: Spring 2019

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  • Receive and organize Grant applications (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • Receive and train grant readers
  • Score and notify grant recipients 
  • Work with SGAO for grant allocations

Committee Members

Chair(s): Urusha Thapa (gpsafunding@unm.edu)

Co-Chair: Nao Fukami


Gregor Hamilton
Humayra Tasnim
Melissa Henry

Fall 2018 Grants Cycle

The GPSA fall 2018 grants cycle will open on Monday, September 11, and will close on Friday, September 22 at 12 PM (noon). If you are interested in attending an applicant training, please complete the GPSA Grant Applicant Training Sign-up Form; If you are unable to attend one of the applicant training sessions, you can access the slides here

GPSA will offer the following grants and scholarship this fall:

  • Student Research Grant (SRG): May fund travel and lodging to conduct research in the field (includes artistic projects like photography or dance), the cost of research materials, and/or travel/lodging and conference fees for conferences at which the applicant is making a presentation. Offered every fall, spring and summer semester. Up to $500.
  • Professional Development Grant (PDG): May fund travel/lodging and fees for job interviews, auditions, clinicals, mock trials, unpaid internships, conferences at which the applicant is not making a presentation, and other professional development travel or related expenses. May not fund expenses eligible for the SRG. Offered every fall, spring and summer semester. Up to $500.
  • New Mexico Research Grant (NMRG): May fund travel, lodging, supplies, and other costs related to field research. Projects with a New Mexico state agency, nonprofit or community organization require a letter of recommendation from a representative of the organization, and are eligible for up to $5000 (High Priority). Other research projects are eligible for up to $3000 (General Priority).
  • Graduate Scholarship Fund (GSF): In addition to our grants, each fall and spring semester we offer the Graduate Scholarship Fund (GSF) - a $1,000, need-based scholarship for students within three semesters of graduation.

Questions? Email the Grant Committee Chair at gpsafunding@unm.edu