The Office of Graduate Studies

PhD Research Small Grants

The Office of Graduate Studies offers the PhD Research Small Grants program to assist PhD students with dissertation-based research and travel expenses by offering supplemental financial support of up to $1,000 (half from School and half from Graduate Studies). Funding is available for students who have passed their qualifying exam and may be used to travel to a research collection, to travel to an invited research presentation, to purchase research-related materials, to cover expenses related to translation or transcription of research materials, or to cover expenses related to recruiting and retaining research participants.

Note: Effective 5/1/18, we are only accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program (for funding needed on or after September 1, 2018).

Application and Guidelines

Download Call for Applications

Download Application


Questions?  Please send email to Beth Keithly [email protected].

Dissertation Research Awards

The Office of Graduate Studies is proud to announce that applications are be accepted for the Dean of Graduate Studies Dissertation Research Awards. Application forms will be available on November 15 and completed applications must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018. Funds may be requested for up to $5,000 to support research during the dissertation year. Funds may be requested for equipment, supplies, paying participants, research-related travel, limited support for research assistants, or other expenses directly related to research (these funds cannot be used to pay your salary). Awards will be announced May 15, 2018.

Priority will be given to applicants who have applied for external funding. You are strongly urged to start applying now for external funding so that you can receive priority consideration for the Dean of Graduate Studies Research Award.

Students may receive only one dissertation award while at UT Dallas. However, students may revise and resubmit unsuccessful applications for consideration during future application cycles.  

Application and Guidelines

Download Application


Questions about sources of funding in your field of study? 

Or email Beth Keithly, [email protected]

General questions? 

Please email Dr. Varghese Jacob, Dean of Graduate Studies, [email protected].