Application for Graduate Student Grants
The College of Musical Arts (CMA) has limited funds available to graduate students for
thesis support and travel. The CMA Graduate Committee reviews grant applications
once per month during the academic year; grant money is awarded on a first-come-first-
serve basis. To apply for a graduate student grant, you must meet the following criteria:
Be in good academic standing in the Graduate College.
Be registered for course work or research hours during the semester
for which you wish to receive funding.
Not have previously received another CMA Graduate Student Grant
during the current academic year.
Graduate Student Grants may be applied toward the cost of attending conferences,
workshops, master classes and competitions. Reimbursable expenses include the cost
of lodging, food, transportation and registration fees. (Porter fees, parking fines,
professional society dues or job-hunting expenses may not be reimbursed.) For thesis
support, grant money can be used toward those activities that augment one's research,
including travel to research facilities. Grants are not intended to directly subsidize
overhead costs or mechanical issues related to the production of a thesis (i.e., for the
photocopying of multiple sets of one's thesis or the printing of personalized
questionnaires). Grants also cannot be used to purchase supplies required for a
student's personal use in completing degree requirements (i.e., for textbooks, scores,
computer software, etc.)
When filling out the grant application, please observe the following:
The application must be typed and submitted one month prior to the event or
activity for which funding is requested. You may use a separate sheet of paper
to answer items 1-5 on the application form. (The top portion must be filled out
The application must include a letter of support from your faculty sponsor.
A final report must be submitted to the CMA Graduate Committee upon
completion of a funded project.
Awards generally range from $75