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GSG Grants Workshop August 29, 2013.  GSG grants fund graduate students’ research and professional development  Graduate students in all disciplines.

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1 GSG Grants Workshop August 29, 2013

2  GSG grants fund graduate students’ research and professional development  Graduate students in all disciplines may apply  Eligibility Requirements: –Department’s GSG Senator: 75% attendance at GSG Senate Meetings –Graduate Student Activity Fee 2 GSG Grants Workshop

3  GSG funds up to $850 per cycle  Fall Application Cycle –Deadline in September / October  Spring Application Cycle –Includes summer session –Deadline typically in February  Reimbursement of expenses incurred during previous application cycle 3 GSG Grants Workshop

4  Travel to Present –Expenses to travel to and present at a conference or professional meeting –Only one individual funded per presentation  Degree Related –Professional development or networking opportunity –Research supplies (including undergraduates) –Travel expenses to a conference if not presenting 4 GSG Grants Workshop

5  FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY! –Deductions are strictly applied –Late submissions are not accepted  Essay-based rather than merit-based format –Clarity, sentence structure, and spelling  Follow the example  (except for the budget sheet which is ideally in an easy to read table) 5 GSG Grants Workshop

6 The application includes:  Abstract: 2 typed pages, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman font, 1 Inch margins  Itemized Budget  Budget Explanation  Submit a single pdf that includes your abstract, budget, and budget explanation  Follow the example  6 GSG Grants Workshop

7 7 Copy of itemized budget example available on GSG Grants website:

8  Seek assistance from: –Your advisor or graduate coordinator –Other graduate students in your department –The Writing Center at 402 Neville Hall  Website:  Tel: (207)  Paige Mitchell works with international students –GSG Grants Officer 8 GSG Grants Workshop

9  Applications are anonymously reviewed  Interdisciplinary panel of graduate students –Write to an educated general audience –Unfamiliar with the merits of your work –Eliminate jargon and technical or colloquial language  Personal and University benefits  Grants awarded at 100%, 75%, and 50% of the amounts requested –Consider alternative sources of funding 9

10  Awardees must submit all original receipts with a typed, dated, and signed report by deadline specified in the application  Proof of presentation required for travel-to- present category –Conference itinerary or web listing –Submit proof of presentation and original receipts as soon as possible after the conference 10 GSG Grants Workshop

11  Funds can only be used for specific items approved in the application budget  Misused or unused GSG funds must be returned to the grants officer with: –Letter of explanation –Check payable to: Graduate Student Government 11 GSG Grants Workshop

12  GSG will award up to $600 per year to clubs and organizations that promote graduate students’ professional development. –Guest speakers in relevant field –Networking opportunities  GSG does not fund social events. –Beer and pizza parties –Bowling night 12 GSG Grants Workshop

13  Clubs seeking recognition submit an application to the GSG Senate for approval. –Briefly describe the purpose of the club and its role in the academic community  Clubs must apply for funding each year  Clubs that receive funding must submit an annual report that includes: –Names of Executive Committee and GSG senator –Outline of the activities conducted –List of expenses with original receipts 13 GSG Grants Workshop

14  If alcohol is in the budget, clubs must submit a typed statement detailing the steps taken to ensure responsible and safe behavior.  Funds are not dispersed until the department’s GSG senator confirms that the club meets the GSG mission to facilitate and encourage educational, professional, and research activities of graduate students. 14 GSG Grants Workshop

15 –Chemical Engineering Graduate Students –Chinese Students & Scholars Association –Clinical Psychology Diversity Committee –Earth Science Graduate Student Organization –English Graduate Students’ Association –Food Science Club –Graduate Business Association –History Graduate Student Association –Le Club Francais –School of Marine Sciences Club –Wildlife Ecology Graduate Student Group 15 GSG Grants Workshop

16 Graduate Student Government Attn: Grants Officer University of Maine 5755 Stodder Hall Orono, Maine, Website: 16 GSG Grants Workshop

17 Thank you for listening. Questions?


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