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November 7, 2022

Grad students: Apply now for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Small Grant Program

Submitted by Bailee Lynn Irwin

The K-State Graduate School announces the ninth year of funding for the Small Grant Program to support research expenses for master's and doctoral students in arts, humanities and social sciences disciplines. The program was developed by the Graduate School to reduce financial burden and support graduate student research goals in disciplines that tend to have limited opportunities for research funding.

Grants up to $1,000 will support direct research costs such as travel to an archive, data collection, or exhibition and performance expenses for graduate students conducting original research in eligible fields of study.

Application requirements and guidelines:

  • Applicants must provide a one-page summary of their research project; a detailed, itemized budget; a one-page CV; and a cover letter with a signature from the major professor/faculty member supervising the research.
  • Applicants who have a well-defined research plan — including a detailed project budget — that has been approved by their major professor/faculty supervising the research will be most competitive.
  • Students who were previously allocated a Small Research Grant are not eligible for funding a second time.

Recent grant recipients have used the funding to complete research to study mental health services used by women in the military, the impact of parents and siblings on racial socialization, large-scale paintings as public dialogue, and the influence of environmental attributes on indicators of well-being. These are just a few examples of graduate student research that has been made possible by the Small Grant Program.

Additional information about this funding opportunity and the application form can be found on the Small Grant Program webpage.

The application deadline is Nov. 17. Funds will be available after Jan. 15, 2023.

Questions about the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Small Grant Program may be directed to Megan Miller, Graduate School Student Success coordinator, at mmmiller@k-state.edu