Research and Graduate Studies

Funding Sources

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 (.docx)

Application Deadline: Friday, February 27, 2015 by 5:00 pm

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 Gloria Rocklin 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 (818) 677-2477 or Apply for Travel and Academic Funding at:

Application (.docx) 

Teaching Associate and Graduate Assistant

Contact your department for more information.