Research Grants for Research Doctoral Students

The Research Grants for Research Doctoral Students (RGRDS) awards small grants on a competitive basis to support research/projects initiated and conducted by students of the SIUE EdD and DNP programs and the co-operative Ph.D. programs to enhance their academic progress. The purpose of this program is to support the research of doctoral students. EdD and DNP students as well as students in the cooperative Ph.D. programs may submit a proposal for RGRDS funding if they meet the following conditions: 1) good academic standing (3.0 GPA with at least 6 completed hours in the graduate program) and 2) enrollment as a degree-seeking doctoral student during the academic term for which they are seeking funding. Previous RGRDS recipients are ineligible for a second grant. Applicants may request up to $1000; total award money available is $15,000 annually. Students must maintain good academic standing and enrollment during the tenure of the grant. Students may be allowed up to one year to expend grant funds. Awards are for future expenditures only. Recipients cannot request funds to reimburse money spent before the RGRDS is awarded. Proposals are to be approved and signed by the student’s major advisor. Additional information can be found on the website at Proposals are to be approved and signed by the student’s major advisor and the department chair. The student then submits the application through the online Academic Works scholarship system ( Applications are due in Academic Works by July 1 or next business day. Proposals that are not uploaded by the established deadline will not be reviewed for funding.

Up to $1,000
Area of Interest
The Graduate School
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you completed 6 or more graduate credit hours?
  2. Please provide your project title
  3. Upload your complete proposal, IN A SINGLE DOCUMENT, including cover page, background and significance, procedure/methodology, budget narrative and budget form.