Individual Research Grant (IRG) Application
GSA-Sponsored Funding Opportunities for BC Graduate Students
Individual Research Grants (IRG)
The purpose of these grants is to support and facilitate professional formation through graduate student research initiatives. 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 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.
In recent funding cycles, students have been granted $100 for their expenses related to general research. The GSA Executive Board reserves the right to increase or decrease this amount if the specific research activities warrant such. However, please note that increases are rare and will only be awarded in exceptional circumstances.
The application deadlines for the 2010-2011 IRCG Funding Cycles are as follows:
Fall: October 15
Winter: January 30
Spring: March 15
Summer: June 30
Please note this is to apply for the Indivudal Research Grant. If you wish to apply for the Indivdual Conference Grant please click here.