Funding

Missouri State University offers a number of special funding opportunities for graduate students including thesis research, non-thesis research, and student travel funding.  Available during both the fall and spring semesters, this funding specifically supports your research and helps pay costs incurred while initiating or constructing your project.

Thesis Research Funding

The intent of Thesis Funding is to support student research by providing financial assistance to be used toward the costs incurred in thesis research projects.

All graduate student thesis projects initiated during the semester of application are eligible for funding.

Awards are approximately $500 for each thesis project.

The application deadline for Fall 2015 is October 2, 2015.

For more information on general funding, eligibility, and the application process, please see Thesis Research Funding.

Non-Thesis Research Funding

This award was established to provide some degree of financial assistance to be used toward the costs incurred for research projects that are smaller in scope than a thesis.

All graduate student non-thesis projects initiated during the semester of application are eligible for funding.

Awards are approximately $200 for each project.

The application deadline for Fall 2015 is October 2, 2015.

For more information on general funding, eligibility, and the application process, please see Non-Thesis Research Funding. 

Graduate student travel funding

You can apply for funding assistance to present your research results at conferences, symposiums and more.

Amount

The average award is $200, although some situations result in slightly smaller or slightly larger awards (not to exceed $300).

Application details

Applications must be submitted to the Graduate College at least two weeks prior to travel. Funding will not be awarded post-travel.

If more than one student in your department or program will be presenting at the same conference, one combined application should be submitted.

The project being presented must be the result of work fulfilling the research requirement for the student's graduate program (thesis or seminar/degree paper).

Download the Graduate Student Travel Funding Application (Word Doc) 

Additional graduate student travel funding

If you are researching or writing thesis projects on any aspect of Latin American, Caribbean and/or Hispanic studies, you are eligible to apply for several grant and travel funding initiatives.

For more information and application materials, contact Dr. John F. Chuchiak IV in the history department.