Our Spring 2018 Cycle for the Graduate Research Development Program (GRDP) opens Wednesday, February 21st at 12:00am and closes Friday, March 2nd at 11:59pm. To access application materials, visit bit.ly/GRDP-spring2018-materials.
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.
- 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.
GRDP Fall 2017 Winners
Kristin Chilton | Geosciences
Angela Dahiya-Singh | Psychology
Diana Devine | Human Development and Family Science
Joshua Earle | Science, Technology, and Society
Kristin Eden | Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
Jeremy Elliott-Engel | Agricultural Leadership and Community Education
Angie Estrada | Biological Sciences
Christopher Griffin | Geosciences
Erin Heller | Fish and Wildlife Sciences
Jiyoung Lee | Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computation Biology
Mary Lofton | Biological Sciences
Darren Maczka | Engineering Education
Lauren Maynard | Biological Sciences
Daniel Medina | Biological Sciences
Oladayo Omosa | Agricultural Leadership and Community Education
Hisham Shehata | Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
Amelia Tankersley | Psychology
If you’d like to know what a winning GRDP application looks like, here are some example applications from past winners.