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MSC03 2210
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Student Union Building

Phone: (505) 277-3803

About GPSA Grants

All GPSA grants information can now be found on our new grants website at gpsagrants.unm.edu 

GPSA is pleased to offer three different grants to students looking to fund their research, travel expenses, professional development, and/or the cost of research materials. Each year, we give out over $100,000 in grants to approximately 130 graduate students across campus. In addition to supporting graduate research and professional development, our grants are designed to allow students the opportunity to learn about the grant writing process and hone their skills before they submit grant proposals for larger projects. The grants and scholarships we offer include:

  • 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). Offered during fall semester only.
  • 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. 

Deadlines and Applying

All grants must be applied for online at gpsagrants.unm.edu. Dates and deadlines for these cycles are listed below. To apply, please visit gpsagrants.unm.edu

Spring 2015 Deadlines

Cycle Opens: January 26th, 2015
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 27th, 2015 at midnight
Applicants Notifiedby March 29th, 2015

Reading Grants

All GPSA grants are read and scored by fellow graduate students. If you are interested in becoming a reader, please visit the grant reader page for more info about signing up. This is a great way to learn about our grants process, hone your own grant writing skills, and get involved with GPSA. All enrolled, degree-seeking graduate students are eligible to become readers. For reading 12-15 grants, readers receive a $50 stipend.


If you have questions, please email gpsafunding@unm.edu or call the GPSA office at 277-3803.