Graduate Student Funding

Dedman 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 five categories of funding available:

 Category I ($400 limit per meeting, $800 limit per academic year):  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 limit per meeting, $300 limit per academic year): Conferences Not Covered in Category I
 i.e., attending a conference but not presenting 
 Category III ($50 limit per meeting, $100 limit per academic year): Photocopying
 Category IV ($60 limit per meeting, $120 limit per academic year): 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 limit per meeting, $200 limit per academic year): 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 Schedule (Meetings and Submission Deadlines)

GSA Representatives, 2019 - 2020

GSA Officers 
President Seth Emblem
Treasurer        Parker Fleming
Secretary Lauren Ammerman
GSA Representatives
Anthropology Adam Johnson
Biology Lauren Ammerman
Chemistry Christina McConville
Earth Sciences Louis Quinones
Economics Seth Emblem
English Matt Clemmer
History Kyle Carpenter
Mathematics Duc Truong
Physics Ishwita Saikia
Psychology Hannah Nordberg
Religious Studies Tyler Womack
Statistics Shuang Jiang