COVID-19 UPDATE TO THE RA:

If your research has been postponed to a later date due to COVID-19: So long as you are registered for courses or thesis/dissertation hours as a part-time or full-time graduate student, we are able to extend the funding period for which you can use this award.  Simply contact the Advocacy Chair to request this extension.

If your research has been altered slightly due to COVID-19: So long as you are registered for courses for thesis/dissertation hours as a part-time or full-time graduate student, we will be reviewing applications to alter your work slightly in order to continue use of this award.  If this applies to you, please fill out an amendment/extension form.  This is only for projects which are still similar to your initial proposal which was submitted with your application.  These will be reviewed by the GSS Executive Board (simply for the purpose of the current circumstances).  For projects that have changed substantially, you must reapply for the RA when feasible for your new project.

If your research project was canceled due to COVID-19: Please contact the Advocacy Chair directly so we can know that your funding is no longer needed.

The Graduate Student Senate Research Award is a competitive award that supports research or project-related expenses for Kent State University graduate students.

Applicants: Apply for the Research Award

Letter-writers: Submit Letter of Recommendation

Research Award Guidelines

Application-blinding Guidelines

Research Award Judging Rubric

The judging rubric above will be used by the award committee when they review applications.

If you are awarded the Research Award, please download the GSS Funding Form (PDF) to include in your reimbursement packet. Please view our Business Manager list if you are unsure about who your academic unit's business manager is.  To submit your reimbursement packet online, please do so here.

2020-2021 Academic Year Deadlines

Fall - October 12, 2020 by 11:59 p.m.

Spring - March 8, 2021 by 11:59 p.m

The Non Resident Award Letter (PDF) pertains to non-resident students who have received an award from the Graduate Student Senate. Please read for further information. The Resident Award Letter (DOCX) pertains to U.S. resident students who have received an award from the Graduate Student Senate.  Please read for further information. Please refer to the GSS Bylaws for further clarification into the policies and procedures associated with this Grant (Articles V-VIII).

For questions regarding the Research Award, please contact Advocacy Chair, Anna Solberg, at asolberg@kent.edu.