The Spring 2018 Cycle of our Graduate Research Development Program (GRDP) is now closed. Never fear — you can apply for the Fall 2018 cycle next semester!
The GRDP is a program administered 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 Spring 2018 Winners
Casey McGregor | Human Development and Family Science
Derek Hennen | Entomology
Erica Pack | Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science
Ernest Osburn | Biological Sciences
George Hardebeck | Visual Arts & Creative Technologies
Hanh Le | Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences
Holly Packard | Biological Sciences
Kadie Britt | Entomology
Kathryn Krueger | Geosciences
Katie Walker | Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Kerry Gendreau | Biological Sciences
Kyle Bekelja | Entomology
Lawrence Kim | Psychology
Madeleine Bruce | Psychology
Marco Mechan Llontop | Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science
Natalie White | Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rebecca Brock | Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health
Xuemei Zhang | Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science
If you’d like to know what a winning GRDP application looks like, here are some example applications from past winners.