Research and Graduate Studies

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Funding Sources

Graduate Equity Fellowship Program

The primary objective of the Graduate Equity Fellowship Program is to prepare, encourage and support those graduate students who aspire to obtain a doctorate and pursue an academic career in teaching and research. Applicants must have a faculty mentor who will assist them in this pursuit as well as their research. The maximum award is $4,500 per academic year and eligible students may apply for up to two years of support.

Please note that international students are not eligible for this program.
Inquires should be directed to the Graduate Studies Office (818) 677-2138

Application Deadline: TBD for Fall 2014


Thesis / Dissertation / Project / Performance Support Program

Funds are available for graduate students, both masters and doctoral, working on research projects, artistic performances, dissertations, and theses. Awards up to $1,000 may be provided to selected students, based on review of an application which outlines the project, dissertation, thesis, or performance and anticipated costs. Costs associated with travel to a research site, supplies, minor equipment and library searches are examples of expenditures which are supported.  Students may only receive support once.

Application Deadline: TBD for Fall 2014


Graduate Student Travel Awards

The Office of Graduate Studies provides a limited number of travel awards (up to $400) for graduate students who are presenting a paper, poster or performance at a peer-reviewed professional conference. Please download and complete the application and return it to Hedy Carpenter via email at: .

Note: Students must first seek funds from the Office of Associated Students (AS) Academically Related Reserves Account (ARRA). This program may cover expenditures such as conference registration fees, airfare, hotel and ground transportation. For more information, contact the accounting office of Associated Students at 677-2477. Download and complete the AS Travel and Academic Funding Request (online application).



Teaching Associate and Graduate Assistant

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