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Fresno State | Graduate Research and Creative Activities Support Award (GRACAS)

Fresno State | Graduate Research and Creative Activities Support Award (GRACAS)

Fresno State | Graduate Research and Creative Activities Support Award (GRACAS)
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The Division of Research and Graduate Studies is now accepting applications for the Graduate Research and Creative Activities Support Award (GRACAS).   If you are currently enrolled in your dissertation, thesis, or project course we encourage you to apply for this funding opportunity.  If you are not enrolled in your respective course, but can provide the information required for the award, consider applying.  

Background

The Division of Research and Graduate Studies, in partnership with Associated Students Inc. (ASI), are offering competitive Student Research and Creative Activities Support Awards in amounts up to $1,000.  These awards are made in support of the quality scholarship of graduate/doctoral student research and creative activities associated with the thesis/dissertation* or project requirement.  Since 2016, ASI has contributed 1/3 of the funds associated with these awards.


*Thesis and Dissertation are used interchangeably in this document 

Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible

 As of the current semester, students must have met the following criteria: 

  • enrolled as a California State University, Fresno graduate/doctoral student in good standing;
  • advanced to candidacy for the graduate degree;
  • maintained a minimum 3.0 average on the approved graduate/dissertation program;
  • have completed courses in research techniques as required by the major department;
  • have secured a thesis/dissertation or project committee;
  • satisfactorily met the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate/doctoral study.

Ineligible 

  • students assigned to comprehensive exams as the culminating experience;
  • students who have already graduated and received their graduate degree; 
  • previous recipients of the award

Purpose
 
The purpose of this award is to encourage, support, and recognize graduate/doctoral student research and creative activities associated with the thesis/dissertation or project requirement in any academic area.  These awards are also intended to expand the opportunity for students to engage more fully in their work and thus achieve excellence for themselves, their programs, and the Division of Research and Graduate Studies.  In addition, the process involved in submitting an application for this award is meant to be a valuable learning experience for graduate students who may later be required to submit similar applications as doctoral candidates or as professionals. Inclusion of this award on resumes has generally fostered additional recognition as a special honor.
 
Amount of Awards
 
All awards for the fall or spring semester in the amounts up to $1,000 are paid directly to the individual applicant.  If you receive an award, but for some reason you cannot carry out the planned research, you are required to return the award to the Division of Research and Graduate Studies.
 
Note:  Recipients of this award who are currently receiving financial aid are subject to having the amount of this award factored into their current budget by the Financial Aid Office, with the possibility of reducing the amount of another award or loan.
 
Selection Criteria
 
Graduate Student Research and Creative Activities Support Awards are made by the Graduate Dean based upon the recommendation of a review committee approved by the University Graduate Committee.  The chief considerations in determining whether a student's submission will be awarded are the support, clarity, and quality of the proposal (see below).  Because this award is given to recognize individual effort, joint student proposals will not be considered for funding.  Support from this fund must be acknowledged in subsequent publications or presentations of the work.
 
Required Supporting Documents
 
Each of the sections below are included in this application and must be completed.  Proposal information and supporting documents must be tailored to an audience of non-specialists:
 

  • Introduction (background information with support from literature where appropriate);
  • Purpose (hypothesis and/or project goals/objectives);
  • Significance of the research/project;
  • Amount of work toward the thesis/dissertation or project completed to date 
  • Methodology/Project Design (specific research design and data analysis, or detailed plan of work);
  • Dissemination of results must include:
    1. A brief description of all completed and potential on-campus presentations;
    2. A brief description of at least one or more completed or potential presentations at a national or regional conference (include date and place);
    3. Journal publication (include submission procedures);
    4. Publisher, imprint, or periodical for creative writing; or
    5. Venue (include description) for other creative works.
  • A reference list for citations in the application (use APA, MLA or other format).

In order to be considered for funding, ONE letter of support must accompany your application and must come from a dissertation/thesis/project committee member (with the recommendation, include a statement verifying the approval of the proposal).

In this application, you will indicate the name and email of the person providing a letter for you.  An email will then be sent to that person to submit their supporting letter for your application. 

If applicable, you will also attach copies of all relevant clearances and permissions (e.g., Human Subjects, Animal Welfare) needed for the conduct of your research.  Permission forms may be obtained through the departmental or school offices.  Funds cannot be released unless copies of such clearances are provided to the Division of Research and Graduate Studies.
 
The application and all required supporting documents must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019.  It is emphasized that applications not including all necessary supporting documents will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified.  Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by mail, within approximately six weeks of the closing date.
 
Should you have questions about this program or other graduate funding opportunities, contact Rodrigo Gomez, Division of Research and Graduate Studies, (559) 278-2448 or rodrigog@csufresno.edu.

Rodrigo Gomez, Graduate Outreach Coordinator
Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Frank W. Thomas Building, Room 130
5241 North Maple Ave., M/S TA 51
Fresno, CA. 93740
P. 559-278-2448
F. 559-278-4658
rodrigog@csufresno.edu
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The Division of Research and Graduate Studies is now accepting applications for the Graduate Research and Creative Activities Support Award (GRACAS).   If you are currently enrolled in your dissertation, thesis, or project course we encourage you to apply for this funding opportunity.  If you are not enrolled in your respective course, but can provide the information required for the award, consider applying.  

Background

The Division of Research and Graduate Studies, in partnership with Associated Students Inc. (ASI), are offering competitive Student Research and Creative Activities Support Awards in amounts up to $1,000.  These awards are made in support of the quality scholarship of graduate/doctoral student research and creative activities associated with the thesis/dissertation* or project requirement.  Since 2016, ASI has contributed 1/3 of the funds associated with these awards.


*Thesis and Dissertation are used interchangeably in this document 

Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible

 As of the current semester, students must have met the following criteria: 

  • enrolled as a California State University, Fresno graduate/doctoral student in good standing;
  • advanced to candidacy for the graduate degree;
  • maintained a minimum 3.0 average on the approved graduate/dissertation program;
  • have completed courses in research techniques as required by the major department;
  • have secured a thesis/dissertation or project committee;
  • satisfactorily met the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate/doctoral study.

Ineligible 

  • students assigned to comprehensive exams as the culminating experience;
  • students who have already graduated and received their graduate degree; 
  • previous recipients of the award

Purpose
 
The purpose of this award is to encourage, support, and recognize graduate/doctoral student research and creative activities associated with the thesis/dissertation or project requirement in any academic area.  These awards are also intended to expand the opportunity for students to engage more fully in their work and thus achieve excellence for themselves, their programs, and the Division of Research and Graduate Studies.  In addition, the process involved in submitting an application for this award is meant to be a valuable learning experience for graduate students who may later be required to submit similar applications as doctoral candidates or as professionals. Inclusion of this award on resumes has generally fostered additional recognition as a special honor.
 
Amount of Awards
 
All awards for the fall or spring semester in the amounts up to $1,000 are paid directly to the individual applicant.  If you receive an award, but for some reason you cannot carry out the planned research, you are required to return the award to the Division of Research and Graduate Studies.
 
Note:  Recipients of this award who are currently receiving financial aid are subject to having the amount of this award factored into their current budget by the Financial Aid Office, with the possibility of reducing the amount of another award or loan.
 
Selection Criteria
 
Graduate Student Research and Creative Activities Support Awards are made by the Graduate Dean based upon the recommendation of a review committee approved by the University Graduate Committee.  The chief considerations in determining whether a student's submission will be awarded are the support, clarity, and quality of the proposal (see below).  Because this award is given to recognize individual effort, joint student proposals will not be considered for funding.  Support from this fund must be acknowledged in subsequent publications or presentations of the work.
 
Required Supporting Documents
 
Each of the sections below are included in this application and must be completed.  Proposal information and supporting documents must be tailored to an audience of non-specialists:
 

  • Introduction (background information with support from literature where appropriate);
  • Purpose (hypothesis and/or project goals/objectives);
  • Significance of the research/project;
  • Amount of work toward the thesis/dissertation or project completed to date 
  • Methodology/Project Design (specific research design and data analysis, or detailed plan of work);
  • Dissemination of results must include:
    1. A brief description of all completed and potential on-campus presentations;
    2. A brief description of at least one or more completed or potential presentations at a national or regional conference (include date and place);
    3. Journal publication (include submission procedures);
    4. Publisher, imprint, or periodical for creative writing; or
    5. Venue (include description) for other creative works.
  • A reference list for citations in the application (use APA, MLA or other format).

In order to be considered for funding, ONE letter of support must accompany your application and must come from a dissertation/thesis/project committee member (with the recommendation, include a statement verifying the approval of the proposal).

In this application, you will indicate the name and email of the person providing a letter for you.  An email will then be sent to that person to submit their supporting letter for your application. 

If applicable, you will also attach copies of all relevant clearances and permissions (e.g., Human Subjects, Animal Welfare) needed for the conduct of your research.  Permission forms may be obtained through the departmental or school offices.  Funds cannot be released unless copies of such clearances are provided to the Division of Research and Graduate Studies.
 
The application and all required supporting documents must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019.  It is emphasized that applications not including all necessary supporting documents will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified.  Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by mail, within approximately six weeks of the closing date.
 
Should you have questions about this program or other graduate funding opportunities, contact Rodrigo Gomez, Division of Research and Graduate Studies, (559) 278-2448 or rodrigog@csufresno.edu.

Rodrigo Gomez, Graduate Outreach Coordinator
Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Frank W. Thomas Building, Room 130
5241 North Maple Ave., M/S TA 51
Fresno, CA. 93740
P. 559-278-2448
F. 559-278-4658
rodrigog@csufresno.edu
Harmony ~ Learner ~ Maximizer ~ Relator ~ Belief

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