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The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) offers grants to assist graduate students of the University of Oklahoma in scholarly endeavors, preparation for a competitive grant writing process and research.  These grants are designed to encourage graduate students to participate in professional and graduate conferences, creative exhibitions, and career fairs. Only students who are members of a department in good standing with the Graduate Student Senate are eligible for this grant.

Fall 2023 Applications are now open for Conference/Travel and Research grants.

Conference/Travel grant application -  click here


click here  - Research grant application


‚Äč***Grant applications will now be completed online through Dynamic Forms (see links above).***


Graduate Students may request up to $750 per semester on either or both applications.

Once you have completed the form, your academic sponsor will be notified, and their letter of recommendation will be automatically requested. 

*All parts of the application, including the recommendation, must be complete and submitted by October 20th at 5pm.*


For common questions, please select the GRANTS Q&A button below ...

Grants q & a

Senators within GSS will begin reviewing applications toward the end of October and look forward to receiving your application!

Ways and Means Committee Chair

Isabella Chiareli

Expenses accrued between the dates of July 1st and December 31st must be requested during the Fall application process.  


Expenses accrued between January 1st and June 30th must be requested during the Spring application process.


Requests must be made the same year the expenses are accrued. 



GSS grant awards are supplementary in nature.  Requirements for eligibility include:

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Oklahoma during the semester in which they receive the grant.
  • The applicant must be from an Academic Unit (i.e., Department / School / College) in good standing within the GSS.

Questions? ... Please email your department's senator(s)  ... find out who by the following link to the Meet your Senators webpage.


After the applications are received, sorted and organized ... the selection committee can make their final decisions.  Only THEN a list of grant recipients and amounts awarded will be made available. 

*If you are awarded a grant, please be aware of the processing or contact the Shared Business Services Center (SBSC).