IUP offers a variety of funding opportunities for graduate student research. Please direct all questions on these funding opportunities to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important: Funding must be approved by the School of
Graduate Studies and Research BEFORE travel commences or personal
funds are expended.
This fund was created to encourage and support graduate students as they undertake research and creative projects that will contribute new insights in their chosen academic field. The maximum amount of the grant that students may receive in support of
their research project, creative project, thesis, or dissertation research is $1,000 per year. Applications for support must reflect excellent academic scholarship and must carefully follow the proposal guidelines for funding consideration. The student
must be enrolled at IUP during the term of the award. Two grant competitions are held annually, one in the fall and one in the spring. Graduate students may submit an application for a Graduate Student Research Grant via our InfoReady Review platform.
This fund supports graduate students currently enrolled in a doctoral or master’s program who are presenting papers at professional meetings. Please Note: For fall 2020, the university has banned all travel. As such, we cannot approve requests for conference travel. However, we will review applications for virtual conference presentations, with funding available up to $300. All standard procedures for submission and reimbursement remain the same. Doctoral and master’s students may apply
via our InfoReady Review platform.
Students are required
to submit all travel funding requests via InfoReady. Paper applications will not be accepted. Applications should be submitted to InfoReady four weeks prior to the presentation/activity.
Once the application has been approved, the student must read and follow the guidelines outlined in the Instructions for Reimbursement for Travel to ensure proper reimbursement. The guidelines describe how students must submit a completed Travel Voucher and other materials to
their departments. To see how to complete the voucher, see Travel Voucher Sample. Please note that the standard travel reimbursement processes should be used for reimbursement for conference presentation funding, even when travel is not included.
Graduate students can apply for up to $300 to support their participation in scholarly and creative activities that add to professional development in a significant way. Graduate students may submit an application for professional development
funds via our InfoReady Review platform.
Students are required
to submit all travel funding requests via InfoReady. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Costs associated with the publication of articles in scholarly journals, which pay no royalty or fee to the author, will be funded up to a limit of $500. These costs include: article submission fees, reasonable photographic reproduction
fees, and page charges. This policy does not extend to any writing for which the student receives compensation or to vanity press charges. Graduate students may submit an application for publication reimbursement via our InfoReady Review platform.
The School of Graduate Studies and Research recognizes graduate students who have completed what their academic departments believe to be outstanding research projects during the academic year. Three to five $100 awards are made, on a competitive basis,
to graduate students each spring, following the review of a faculty nomination letter and a completed proposal. Awards are presented at the annual university-wide Research Awards Luncheon. View Outstanding Research Award submission instructions.
Find information about online workshops for finding funding and writing a grant proposal and sources of grants and fellowships for graduate students.