Graduate Student Funding Initiative

Graduate Student Funding Innitative

The Graduate Student Funding Initiative is a one stop shop for preparing funding proposals.
Graduate students are offered 42 distinct educational sessions at no cost. Students have the option to participate in sessions independently or obtain certificates in four areas: Grant Writing, Principal Investigator Eligibility, Responsible Conduct of Research, and Research Compliance.

The initiative is a collaborative effort among the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of Graduate Studies, the new Title V Graduate Resource Center, Graduate Professional Student Association, Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color (and other student organizations), and University Libraries.

The GSFI is offering workshops and brownbag sessions will include finding funding sources, writing winning funding proposals (for graduate study, research, international studies, etc.), hands-on guidance to formulate goals and objectives, preparing budgets and budget justifications, IRB and IACUC applications and other compliance issues, responsible conduct of research, preparing effective letters of intent and strong letters of support, ensuring that data warehousing is secure, literature reviews, timelines and time management, evaluation and project assessment, timely proposal submission and fiscal management of awarded funds.

This is a work in progress, and we invite suggestions and ideas so that our students will have a valuable resource for identifying and funding their educational and research goals.

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New: Spring 2014 Schedule: Chronological Listing of Sessions

New: Spring 2014 Program Details