A variety of awards are offered to graduate students throughout the academic year. Click on the various links below to view each award's application guidelines, minimum requirements, deadlines and contact information. The Dissertation Research Grant is an award paid by The Graduate School to assist doctoral students with expenses associated with research necessary to prepare dissertations. The tiers will be determined by the rankings of the review committee. The applicant must complete the online application and submit their CV as well as the major professor's statement form to The Graduate School prior to the deadline. The application cycle for this award is now closed.
May: Graduate Student Grant proposals are due. SARE may be a small program compared to other USDA agricultural funding efforts, but it consistently has an impact out of proportion to its budget. One aspect of the program contributing to this success is the high level of continued engagement researchers have with the SARE program; researchers and extension specialists routinely revisit SARE as a source of grant funding for sustainable agriculture projects. This relationship is best illustrated through the Graduate Student Grant program. It has been a vehicle to apply for other SARE grants as students further their research careers.
In a typical year, 70 to 80 students receive these competitive grants from the Graduate School. Although many students use their grants to conduct research abroad, some students make use of their award traveling in the United States, sometimes remaining in New York state. For Amanda Davis, a doctoral student in animal science, this grant will allow her to conduct research on milk production during mid-lactation on dairy cows right in nearby Cortland County, New York.
Support for Dissertation Research and Writing. It is important to begin looking for dissertation research funding well before you anticipate beginning your work. A good rule of thumb is to begin identifying opportunities at least 18 months before you plan to start your research or writing, and to begin drafting your proposal 3—6 months ahead of a submission deadline. There are several productive ways to identify sources of funding for research and writing.