Awards

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

*For information regarding COVID-19 updates to the awards, please click on the specific award links below or in the side menu.*

Award Deadlines

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). Travel periods are defined on the DTA webpage linked above. For this and more information, follow the above link to find the DTA guidelines.

  • Fall: September 7, 2020
  • Spring: February 1, 2021
  • Summer: May 31, 2021

International Travel Award

Graduate students may receive one ITA per academic year. Travel periods are defined on the ITA webpage linked above. For this and more information, follow the above link to find the ITA guidelines.

  • Spring/Summer: October 12, 2020
  • Summer/Fall: March 8, 2021

Research Award

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

  • Fall: October 12, 2020
  • Spring: March 8, 2021

Special Contingency Award

Graduate students may receive one Special Contingency Award per graduate program. This award is scheduled on a rolling basis (almost) each month based on the Graduate Student Senate Meeting schedule.  More information will be available soon!

Book Award

This one time GSS book award is a non-competitive award that offers a flat rate of $200 to eligible graduate students to assist with the cost of books for classes, research, or mental health. Funding that is usually allocated to the ITA has been allocated for this award and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis to a set number of applicants as determined by the executive board. 

GRADUATE STUDENT SENATE ADDRESS
Kent Student Center
Graduate Student Senate
Student Organization Office 120 L-M
Center for Student Involvement
Kent Student Center - Box 18
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44240