Any enrolled master’s or doctoral student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Engineering is eligible to apply for research funding through the Graduate Student Research Competition (GSRC).
The maximum award amount is $1,000. Funding must be used within three semesters of the award date, and prior to the recipient’s graduation from Tufts. Retroactive funding requests are eligible for GSRC proposals.
Students are limited to one academic award per year. All students whose proposals were not chosen for funding are encouraged to revise and resubmit their application the subsequent semester.
GSRC funds are intended to support students with their research expenses and to provide students practice in crafting external grant proposals. GSRC funds are not intended to replace department or grant funds but to augment existing resources.
Awards are competitive, and funding is awarded based on the following criteria:
Significance of the research to the field and to the applicant’s degree progress
Clarity in writing, presentation, and methodology
Clarity and justification of the budget.