Graduate Grants & Scholarships

GPSA is pleased to offer four different grants to students looking to fund their research, travel expenses, professional development, and/or the cost of research materials. They are:

  • 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 THE FALL SEMESTER ONLY!
  • Graduate Scholarship Fund (GSF): In addition to our grants, each summer, fall, and spring semester we offer the Graduate Scholarship Fund (GSF) - a $1,000, need-based scholarship to help graduate students offset the cost of tuition, books, and fees.

 *Note: All stipends, grants and scholarships may be eligible to be taxed in accordance to UNM Guidelines.


Application Information

The Spring 2023 Grant Cycle will open on Friday, January 27, 2023 and will close on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 11:59 pm (MST). All grants must be applied online via our Grants website. 

Applicant Workshop

This presentation is intended to help guide graduate student applicants in identifying details and requirements regarding grants application for the Spring 2023 semester. Below is the schedule of the workshops to be conducted:

Mon, Jan 3010 - 11am


Thurs, Feb 92 - 3pm

Trail/Spirit Rm (SUB 3rd Floor)


Grant Applicant Workshop PowerPoint Slides 


International Students Applying for Graduate Scholarship Fund (GSF)

Since international students cannot apply/submit a FAFSA Form, applicants will need to fill out and submit the online State Aid Form for the current academic year in place of FAFSA to complete the application for the Graduate Scholarship Fund (GSF). Students should ensure eligibility with the UNM Financial Aid Office.


Please email for any questions.