GSS AWARDS

Graduate Student Senate offers awards to assist graduate with travel, both domestically and internationally, and conducting research. 

Award Applications for the 2023-2024 Academic Year are open and eligibility can be reviewed here in our attendance records. 

THE MARCH 2024 SCA IS CLOSED, ALL SCA FUNDING ALLOCATED FOR SPRING 2024 HAS BEEN DISTRIBUTED. WE ARE WORKING TO RAPIDLY FIND ALTERNATE FUNDS TO RE-OPEN THE SCA FOR APRIL. 

Award Deadlines for 2023 - 2024

▸ Domestic Travel Award

Graduate students may receive one DTA per semester, although preference will be given to new applicants (i.e., those who have not applied in a previous semester in the same academic year). The DTA covers travel throughout the entire 2023-2024 academic year. For this and more information, follow the above link to find the DTA guidelines.

  • SPRING APPLICATIONS OPEN: JANUARY 26, 2024
  • SPRING APPLICATIONS CLOSE: MARCH 1, 2024
  • AWARDEES NOTIFIED: MARCH 22, 2024
  • AWARD LETTERS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TAX FORMS (IF APPLICABLE) DUE: APRIL 12, 2024

For questions regarding the Research Award, please contact the Executive Chair, Emily Erb at eerb4@kent.edu

▸ International Travel Award

Graduate students may receive one ITA per academic year. The ITA covers travel througout the entire 2023-2024 academic year. For this and more information, follow the above link to find the ITA guidelines.

  • SPRING APPLICATIONS OPEN: JANUARY 26, 2024
  • SPRING APPLICATIONS CLOSE: MARCH 1, 2024
  • AWARDEES NOTIFIED: MARCH 22, 2024
  • AWARD LETTERS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TAX FORMS (IF APPLICABLE) DUE: APRIL 12, 2024

For questions regarding the Research Award, please contact the Executive Vice-Chair, Matthew Craig at mcraig27@kent.edu

▸ Research Award

Graduate students may receive one Research Award per academic year. For more information, follow the above link to find the guidelines.

  • SPRING APPLICATIONS OPEN: JANUARY 26, 2024
  • SPRING APPLICATIONS CLOSE: MARCH 1, 2024
  • AWARDEES NOTIFIED: MARCH 22, 2024
  • AWARD LETTERS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TAX FORMS (IF APPLICABLE) DUE: APRIL 12, 2024

For questions regarding the Research Award, please contact the Advocacy Chair, Irina Pavlova, at ipavlov1@kent.edu.

▸ Special Contingency Award

THE MARCH 2024 SCA IS CLOSED, ALL SCA FUNDING ALLOCATED FOR SPRING 2024 HAS BEEN DISTRIBUTED. WE ARE WORKING TO RAPIDLY FIND ALTERNATE FUNDS TO RE-OPEN THE SCA FOR APRIL.

Graduate students may receive one Special Contingency Award per graduate program. This award is scheduled on a rolling basis, opening the first Friday of the month and closing on the last Friday of the month. 

  • JANUARY APPLICATIONS OPEN JANUARY 5, 2024 AND CLOSE JANUARY 26, 2024
  • FEBRUARY APPLICATIONS OPEN FEBRUARY 2, 2024 AND CLOSE FEBRUARY 23, 2024
  • MARCH APPLICATIONS OPEN MARCH 1, 2024 AND CLOSE MARCH 29, 2024
  • APRIL APPLICATIONS OPEN APRIL 5, 2024 AND CLOSE APRIL 26, 2024
  • MAY APPLICATIONS OPEN MAY 3, 2024 AND CLOSE MAY 31, 2024

For questions regarding the Research Award, please contact the Finance Chair, J.T. Politzer at jpolitz2@kent.edu

Please don't forget to complete your Post Award Survey

GRADUATE STUDENT SENATE ADDRESS
Kent Student Center - 2nd floor
Graduate Student Senate
Kent Student Center - Box 18
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44240