PhD & MA Dissertation Underutilized Monetary Benefit (DUMB) Grant
The DUMB Grant provides funds to PhD and MA program students to enable them to continue researching and writing their dissertation or thesis. The grant can be used for things such as conference registration fees, travel to a conference, institution research fees, photocopying charges, etc.
Two (2) grants, each in the amount of $2,500, will be awarded to three different students. Each award will be distributed and applied to the student’s Spring tuition bill. Applications will be reviewed and award winners selected by the Graduate Studies Committee.
- PhD students in post-comprehensive Exam “D” status, registered continually for 3 or 5+ dissertation hours as required by the Graduate School Rules.
- MA program students enrolled full-time and in good academic standing, registered continually for 3 thesis hours.
Applicants must submit:
- A current resume
- A detailed explanation of the importance of this grant for your dissertation/ thesis research
- Maximum of one page, typed and single-spaced
- Include the current status of your dissertation/thesis and progress you expect to make over the term of this award
- A typed, detailed budget of expected expenses (if traveling) and description of destination(s), including dates of travel. (Award recipients will be expected to document travel expenses with receipts.)