Graduate Research Development Program

THE SPRING FUNDING CYCLE IS OPEN MARCH 14-22, 2017.

The GRDP is a program administered by the GSA to provide monetary support for degree contingent research conducted by Virginia Tech graduate students. This funding opportunity is available to graduate students twice a year in two cycles for each Academic Year.

Awards

  • Up to $750 for selected Masters proposals
  • Up to $1,000 for selected Doctoral proposals

Who Can Apply?

All full-time registered graduate students enrolled at Virginia Tech are eligible to apply. Due to the high number of applicants, a graduate student may not receive more than one GRDP award per academic year. Assistance through the GRDP is competitive and awarded based on a review process to help ensure fair decisions.

APPLY NOW: Application Materials and Examples

Ready to apply? Click here to view the application materials for the Spring 2017 cycle, and here to complete your application.

Also, if you want to know what a winning GRDP application looks like, here are some example applications from past winners.

FALL 2016 GRDP RECIPIENTS

  • Zachary Bailey, PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
  • Martin Battaglia, PhD candidate in the Department of Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences
  • Katherine Broadway, PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences
  • Nicole Capriola, PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology, Clinical Science program
  • Ssu-Ying Chien, PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
  • Chelsea Corkins, PhD candidate in Biological Systems Engineering
  • Sheryl Coutermarsh-Ott, Masters candidate in the Department of Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
  • Erin Heller, PhD candidate in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation
  • Lawrence Kim, PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology
  • Ariel Leon, PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences
  • Ryan McClure, PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences
  • Anne Nichols, PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical and Veterinary Science
  • Stephanie Roldan, PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology
  • Daniel Rothschild, PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Veterinary Sciences
  • Omidreza Sadeghi, PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
  • Kevin Schroeder, PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Kaley Tate, PhD candidate in the Department of Dairy Science

Questions? Email gsaGRDP@gmail.com.