Research Grants for Graduate Students

The purpose of the Research Grants for Graduate Students (RGGS) is to support research initiated and conducted by SIUE classified graduate students to enhance their academic progress. Although faculty advisors oversee the research, the purpose of this program is to support the research of graduate students, particularly as it relates to their thesis or final project.

SIUE classified graduate students may submit a proposal for RGGS funding if the following conditions are met: 1) good academic standing (3.0 GPA with at least 6 completed graduate hours in the graduate program), and 2) enrollment in graduate-related coursework as a degree-seeking graduate student during the academic term for which they are seeking funding. Previous RGGS recipients are ineligible for a second grant.

Applicants may request up to $500. Awards may be granted for the full amount requested or for a lesser amount, depending upon availability of funds and the appropriateness of the amount requested. Awards are based on the merits of the proposal and eligibility of applicant. Students may be allowed up to nine months to expend grant funds. Awards are for future expenditures only. Recipients cannot request funds to reimburse money spent before the RGGS is awarded. Students may apply for a fall or spring award. More information can be located online at

Up to $500
Area of Interest
The Graduate School
Supplemental Questions
  1. Provide your project title
  2. Upload your complete proposal, IN A SINGLE DOCUMENT, including cover page, background and significance, procedure/methodology, budget narrative and budget form.
  3. Have you completed 6 or more graduate credit hours?