Graduate Research Development Program

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.

Using the Outstanding Dissertation Award as a guide, we guarantee 4 winning applications to students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and 4 winning applications to students in the Social Sciences, Business, Education, and the Humanities. The remaining winners (usually 6-8 more applicants) will be the next-best, regardless of the field.

GRDP Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 cycle for GRDP will open at 12:00 am on Wednesday, October 18th, and will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, October 25th. You can access the application at bit.ly/GRDP-fall2017-apply.

Before you apply, be sure to look over the application materials and instructions. If you’d like to know what a winning GRDP application looks like, here are some example applications from past winners.

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.

SPRING 2017 GRDP RECIPIENTS

  • Alexandra Nagurney | PhD student in the Department of Geosciences
  • Alyssa Gatto | Master’s student in the Department of Psychology/Clinical
    Science Program
  • Ashish Agrawal | PhD student in the Department of Engineering Education
  • Christopher Griffin | PhD student in the Department of Geosciences
  • Edgar Macal | PhD student in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health
  • Fadoua El Moustaid | PhD student in the Department of Biological Sciences
  • FNU Anisha | Master’s student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Krista Koeller | Master’s student in the Department of Geosciences
  • Lilia Antezana | Master’s student in the Department of Psychology
  • Mary Sketch | Master’s student in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation
  • Omchand Mahdu | PhD student in the School of Public and International Affairs
  • Putu Apriliani | PhD student in Government and International Affairs
  • Qualla Ketchum | PhD student in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering
  • Roderick La Foy | PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Sarah McCoski | PhD student in the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences
  • SeungBeum Suh | PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Sydney Hope | PhD student in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation
  • Wendi Li | PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Yeonwoo Leibovitz | PhD student in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health

Questions? Email gsagrdp@gmail.com.