gsa-sponsored funding opportunities for bc graduate students
Each year, the GSA funds two different programs which provide money for graduate and professional student activities. In all cases, funds must be secured before the research or event occurs.
Individual Research and Conference Grants (IRCG)
The purpose of these grants is to support and facilitate graduate and professional student research initiatives and professional formation through attendance of professional conferences. The program is modeled after the Research Expense Grant program for university faculty, and is designed to help offset the costs associated with scholarly research and conference attendance that is not directly funded by other agencies, schools/departments within the university, or grants to advising faculty members. Examples of such expenses include, but are not limited to, payment for: library cards, travel to libraries, photocopying at libraries, assistance in data collection and coding, reproducing and administering questionnaires, and purchase of expendable laboratory materials. No usual or customary expenses will be covered, such as rent, pay for assistants, transcription (except in case of a documented disability), or for resources which may be used or acquired for free through Boston College.
For instructions on how to apply for an IRCG, please visit our Individual Grants Page.
GSA Group Grants help to fund projects and programs that benefit a wide variety of graduate and professional students (as opposed to supporting the work of just one). There are two main categories of activities that qualify for Group Grant funding: Social and Academic.
The GSA offers Social Grants to encourage graduate and professional students to come together independently outside of academic settings in order to foster a greater sense of community. Funds will be available for clubs and sports groups as well as for group service and volunteer activities.
The GSA offers Academic Grants to encourage independent graduate and professional student run activities with an academic orientation. In the past we have funded graduate and professional student conferences and workshops held at Boston College. We would also like to help foster interdisciplinary work and contact.
For instructions on how to apply for a Group Grant, please visit our Group Grants Page.