Graduate students seeking financial support to cover expenses for conducting research for a thesis or dissertation, or need to have Responsible Conduct of Research training have a good chance of finding assistance through the Graduate Student Funding initiative. This fall students can register for 38 unique workshops to identify sources of funding, to learn about grant writing, or other important information required for grant funding such as research compliance and the responsible conduct of research.  This program is especially helpful for students who do not have mentors and need advice.

Students interested in the workshops can find more information at the Graduate Student Funding Initiative.  Students interested in seeing a schedule of workshops can find it here.

In addition, students can seek advice and assistance in determining which opportunities are most promising and for discussing how to prepare proposals by talking with Elly Van Mil at 277-7452 or  She is located in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

The Graduate Student Funding Initiative (GSFI) is a collaborative effort among the University of New Mexico Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of Graduate Studies, the Title V Graduate Resource Center, Graduate Professional Student Association, the Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color and other student organizations, the Center for Academic Program Support and University Libraries.

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