Doctoral Student Research Grant Competition - The mission of the Doctoral Student Research Grant Program is to foster a research-oriented academic culture among Ph.D. students by: (a) providing incentives for students to model and meet, early in their careers, the requirements for succeeding in the competition for funds by clearly defining a problem, a project, and a realistic budget; (b) providing an occasion for faculty-student mentoring relationships that are oriented around the concrete problems of proposing, planning for, and executing research; and (c) furthering student professional progress by providing funds for pre-doctoral research publications, presentations, and professional networking. Applicants may submit a budget between $250 and $1,500.
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships and Grants - Dissertation Fellowships and awards are available doctoral candidates who are close to completing their dissertations. Students who are at Level III may apply for a Dissertation Fellowship through a yearly competition. Many Dissertation Fellowships provide a Level III tuition scholarship. Award amounts vary between $5,000 and $22,000.
Conference Presentation Support - Provide funds to Graduate Center doctoral students in Ph.D. programs for travel to professional meetings and conferences to present invited papers and posters or to participate in scheduled sessions. The 2014-2015 Conference Presentation Support fund will provide more than 400 awards, to a maximum of $300 each. The grant may be used for travel, lodging, or other expenses related directly to research presentation or participation.