GRGA Information - University of Massachusetts Lowell

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Graduate Research Grant
Awards (GRGA)
University Of Massachusetts Lowell
Weeradech Kiratitanavit
Purpose of the Award
 Support research activities of graduate students at
the University.
 However, the funds from GRGA represent only a
supplement to the other funding sources of the
 Importantly, an award from the University
Research Grant Association adds value to your
Academic career.
Important Information
• How to get the award?
The Application process
The Reviewing process
• How to use the award?
How to get the award?
The Application Packet
• The application packet for the GRGA award can
be found in the GSA website under Forms and
All COMPLETED application packets must be
submitted BEFORE 5 pm on the due date
Deadlines for GRGA applications (Academic
year 2013 - 2014)
• Fall 2014 Applicants
- Monday, December 1, 2014
• Spring 2015 Applicants
- Monday, March 30, 2015
Mandatory Items
– A 1-page abstract.
– Research methodology.
– Description of the contribution this research
project makes to your field of study.
– Renewal applications must include a new
abstract, research methodology, & contribution to
your field. A reprint of a peer-reviewed paper on
the topic of the previous award MUST be
Four pages or less; 12 Font size; Double spacing; Times New Roman
Other Items
• Itemized Justification form
• GRGA Peer and Faculty advisor review forms
• Travel Authorization and Liability waiver forms
(For research …Not for Conference)
The Reviewing process
• The GRGA committee (consisting of volunteers
from various departments) will thoroughly
scrutinize the application
• The process can take up to 4 weeks
• The award winners will be announced in the
following GSA meeting.
How to use the award?
Purchasing Guidelines
• Purchasing Equipment.
- University Purchase order
Equipment purchase only through the PO route
Reimbursement Expenses
Supplies, equipment and materials needed specifically for the
research project.
Transportation costs incurred during collection of research
Training costs necessary to complete research.
Cost for services rendered (translations, transcriptions, coding
etc.) copying,
binding cost, postage expenses.
Purchasing gift incentives for study participants (with
appropriate approval from the UML IRB).
Other research activities deemed meritorious by the GRGA
• Office supplies not purchased via the student
activities bookkeeping office.
• Thesis/Dissertation copying and binding costs.
• Purchase of computers or chemicals.
• Travel costs associated with attending or
presenting a paper at a conference. (This is a
Professional Development Award.)
Thank you
For any questions, comments and suggestions
E mail : [email protected]