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1 GSG Grants Workshop August 28, 2014

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

3 GSG Grants Workshop 3 GSG funds up to $850 per cycle Fall Application Cycle – Deadline is October 3rd at 4pm Spring Application Cycle – Includes summer session – Deadline typically in February Reimbursement of expenses incurred during previous application cycle

4 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

5 GSG Grants Workshop 5 The application includes: Abstract: 2 typed pages, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman font, 1” margins Itemized Budget Budget Explanation Submit a single pdf that includes your abstract, budget, and budget explanation

6 GSG Grants Workshop 6 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 examples on the GSG’s website

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

8 GSG Grants Workshop 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

9 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

10 GSG Grants Workshop 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

11 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

12 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

13 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

14 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.

15 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

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


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