GRAC Research and Travel Funding

Please see the guidelines and criteria for this award before applying. Students must be in good standing with a current Annual Review to be eligible for this support. Students within normative time are given priority. GRAC Applications are due the last Monday of each month. APPLY HERE

GRAC Research Funds (apply here)

The purpose for which funds will be used should be integral to the dissertation research, "side" projects will not be supported. You may request up to $300 per year. Appropriate expenses include:

  • supplies
  • small items of equipment
  • costs associated with field research
  • course registration

Applications should include a brief description of the proposed research, a budget, and a justification for the proposed use of Departmental funds.


GRAC Travel Funds (apply here)

  • Intended only for travel to scientific meetings at which you are presenting a poster or paper. You may request up to $250 per fiscal year to help defray travel and lodging costs while attending.
  • Applications must be submitted prior to the meetings for which the funds are requested.
  • The application must include an official confirmation that the poster or paper has been accepted for presentation.


Hansen Memorial Research Funds

The Hansen Memorial Research Fund (HMRF) provides financial support to Integrative Biology graduate students, attending scientific meetings related to their doctoral research. Students may apply for up to $400 in support to cover registration, travel, and accommodation. Applications should include a brief description of how attending the meeting will contribute to their research and be sent to Monica Albe, the IB Graduate Student Services Advisor.


IB 299 Funds

These funds are made available to each laboratory. A certain amount is given for each graduate student and it is used with the approval of the professor in charge of the lab. For more information, see guidelines for use of 299 funds.


Supplemental Stipends

In early spring semester, the department will award supplemental stipends to all eligible students with total 10-month stipends of less than $26,000. Amount of stipend is contingent on fund availability and the number of students.


Summer Research Grants

The department will award, funding permitting, summer research awards to graduate students who are in good academic standing, and have a current annual review on file. These funds are competitive and based on proposals submitted. See award forms for award details and eligibility. (In response to IB graduate student requests, and thanks to some changes in Grad Div, we have been able to combine two of our applications and open the summer research award to all enrolled IB graduate students.)

Summer 2023 Departmental Research Awards Application  -- Application is now closed, it was due May 12, 2023. 

Summer 2023 Dissertation Completion Award Application -- Applications is now closed, it was due May 12, 2023.