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

The Graduate School's Small Grant Program serves to support research expenses for arts, humanities, and social sciences master's and doctoral students in their final year of study.

2021 Program

Grants will be up to $1,000 for research costs with funds available after January 15, 2021.

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 2021, Summer 2021, or Fall 2021 with a masters or doctoral degree. Graduate certificate students are not eligible.

  2. *Only students in arts, humanities, and 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.

  3. 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. Any indirect costs such as editing, transcriptions, sub-contracting or hiring students are also not allowable.

  4. Awards will not exceed $1,000 and 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.

  5. Request to present research at conferences or professional meetings are not supported. Travel awards are offered by Graduate Student Council for this purpose.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 available for allocation. Applications with such requests should document that the software being requested is not available anyplace on campus.

  8. 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.

  9. Students can receive only one Small Research Grant while a graduate student at K-State.


Application Materials

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

Application Deadline: 5:00 pm on November 10, 2020