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2018 Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Small Grant Program for K-State Graduate Students

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the third year of the Small Grant Program to support research expenses for master's and doctoral students in their final year. Grants will be up to $1,000 for research costs with funds available after January 15, 2018. 

Small Grant Program Funding Guidelines and Requirements:

  1. FUNDING FOR FINAL YEAR OF PROGRAM ONLY. Student must be currently enrolled as a graduate student at Kansas State University and on schedule to graduate in Spring 2018, Summer 2018 or Fall 2018 with a masters or doctoral degree. Graduate certificate students are not eligible.
  2. Funding is to support direct cost for your research, scholarly or creative work as described in your project application and required to complete degree requirements, such as travel to use an archive, data collection, exhibition or performance expenses, materials and supplies,  etc.  can be requested. Funds cannot be used to support receptions, food, or hospitality nor indirect costs such as editing, transcriptions, sub-contracting or hiring students.
  3. Awards will not exceed $1,000 and grant requests should not be less than $500. In your budget, please provide a detailed explanation for the proposed research expenses for which you are requesting funds.  Expenses must occur after December 1, 2017.
  4. Request to present research at conferences or professional meetings are not supported. Travel awards are offered by Graduate Student council for this purpose. 
  5. Funding cannot be used to pay tuition, fees or living expenses. It is for direct research costs and cannot be transferred to the cashier’s office to pay K-State expenses.
  6. Funding can be used to purchase equipment and software but both equipment and software remain with Kansas State University when the student graduates unless the software requested is a monthly subscription. Software currently available on campus should not be requested due to limited amount of funds to allocate.  Application should document that the software being requested is not available anyplace on campus.
  7. The total amount of grant funds awarded will be disbursed to the department where your program resides, with direct payments or reimbursements to the student to be handled by the home department accountant.
  8. *Only students in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Master's or doctoral graduate degree programs are eligible to apply and project must be an art, humanities or social science focused project. Students from eligible programs not meeting the criteria will not be considered.
  9. Students can receive only one Small Research Grant while a graduate student at K-State.
    View eligible programs.
    • Academic Advising
    • Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education
    • Agricultural Education and Communication
    • Agricultural Economics
    • Apparel and Textiles
    • Apparel and Textiles-Merchandising
    • Architecture-Design Theory
    • Architecture-Ecological Sustainable Design
    • Architecture-Environmental Behavior/Place Studies
    • College Student Development
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Communication Studies
    • Community Development
    • Counseling and Student Development
    • Counselor Education and Supervision
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Dietetics
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Economics
    • Educational Leadership
    • English
    • English-Children's Literature
    • Environmental Design and Planning
    • Family and Community Services
    • Family Studies
    • Family Studies and Human Services
    • Food Science
    • Food Service and Hospitality Management
    • Food Service Hospitality Management and Dietetics Administration
    • Geography
    • Gerontology
    • History
    • Human Ecology
    • Human Nutrition
    • Journalism and Mass Communications
    • Life Span Human Development
    • Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Master of Architecture
    • Master of Fine Arts
    • Master of Interior Architecture and Product Design
    • Master of Landscape Architecture
    • Master of Music
    • Master of Public Administration
    • Master of Regional and Community Planning
    • Modern Languages
    • Modern Languages-Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • School Counseling
    • Security Studies
    • Sociology
    • Special Education
    • Student Affairs in Higher Education
    • Theatre
    • Theatre-Drama Therapy
    • Youth Development

    Application Materials

    1. Download the application (PDF or Word)
    2. Upload your application here.

All applications are due November 10 by 5 p.m.

Submission Deadline

5 p.m., November 10, 2017

2017 Grant Recipients

2016 Grant Recipients