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MSC03 2210
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Student Union Building

Phone: (505) 277-3803


GPSA is the recognized graduate and professional student government at the University of New Mexico. Our goal is to enhance the academic and intellectual environment for the graduate and professional students at the University of New Mexico and to promote the rights, interests and professional development of graduate and professional students within the university community, through advocacy, education, and financial support.

Announcements & Updates!  

The GPSA fall 2017 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.
  • Graduate Summer Scholarship (GSS): An Up-to $1,000 merit and need based scholarship designed to help support students who are nearing the end of their academic programs and taking Summer classes in order to expedite their program’s completion. Graduate and professional students in good standing (3.0 GPA or higher) and within 24 credit hours of graduating are eligible for the scholarship.
  • 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