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Graduate Student Assembly

Graduate Student Assembly

The Graduate Student Assembly is comprised of representatives from each of the departments in Dedman College with a graduate program.  One GSA representative is chosen by each department, and that person serves as a liaison between the GSA and the department.  The GSA receives a portion of the student fees paid by the graduate students in Dedman College.  These funds are returned to graduate students through small grants to cover certain expenses, as described below.  You can read the full text of the GSA Bylaws here.  

Funding Categories

There are six categories of funding available:

 Category I ($400.00 maximum):  Thesis and Dissertation-Related Expenditures
Conference expenses at which a paper or poster is presented
Travel for research
Other thesis/dissertation-related work (buying or collecting data
 Category II ($150.00 maximum): Conferences Not Covered in Category I
 i.e., attending a conference but not presenting 
 Category III ($50.00 maximum): Photocopying
 Category IV ($60.00 maximum): Fee for One Year Membership In Professional Organization(s) or Journal(s)
 Organizations or journals must be directly related to student's field of study 
 Category V ($100.00 maximum): Speaker-Related Expenses
 Includes honorariums and travel
 Category VI ($100.00 maximum): Miscellaneous Awards
 Miscellaneous awards that will benefit the graduate students of Dedman College as a whole

 

Application Procedure and Forms

In order to apply for funding, students must fill out a GSA Application Form and provide a description of their expected activities (e.g., the conference they are attending and a title and description of their paper).  Once approved by GSA representatives, students will need to return a GSA Expense Report Form, a W-9 using their social security number or student ID (even if one is already on file), itemized receipts, and documentation of their activities (e.g., proof of conference attendance).  Please refer to the GSA Application Checklist below.  

GSA Application Checklist

GSA Application

GSA Expense Report 

W-9 Form

GSA Representatives, 2016 - 2017

Anthropology Ryan Breslawski
Biology Amila Nanayakkara 
Chemistry Rajesh Kumal
Earth Sciences Kimberly DeGrandpre 
Economics Garrison Leach
English Kathleen Hines
History Joel Zapata 
Mathematics Jean Sexton
Physics Eric Godat
Psychology Alison Krauss
Religious Studies Geoffrey Moore 
Statistics Charlie Liu