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Graduate Studies - Graduate Student Research Fund

California State University, Fullerton

Financial Aid Opportunities
Financial Aid Opportunities
Graduate Student Research Fund

   EPOCHS, Enhancing Post-baccalaureate Opportunities at CSUF for Hispanic Students, is a federal grant awarded to the Office of Graduate Studies by the U.S. Department of Education, whose purpose is to support achievement among disadvantaged post-baccalaureate students.

   As part of EPOCHS, grant money is awarded to CSUF graduate program students to fund research activities such as research travel for data collection and/or travel to actively participate in conferences (i.e. presenter, panelist, performer, poster submittal, assistant, and/or volunteer). Grant funds can also be used to purchase research materials (i.e. lab supplies) and must be made within 60 days, either in the past or in the future, of the application submittal deadline.

   Travel is only allowed in the Continental U.S.; International travel cannot be funded. Travel must occur within 60 days of the  application deadline.  If more than 60 days after the deadline, an application can be submitted for a future application cycle. Grant award funds are disbursed as reimbursements; receipts will have to be submitted for reimbursement after expenditures have been completed.

Number Awarded: Varies

Dollar Amount: Grant awards will average from $100-$400. It is unlikely that the funds granted through this program will cover the entire cost of the proposed expenses. Students usually receive half of their proposed expenditures, up to $400.

Deadline: September 23, 2014; November 12, 2014; March 10, 2015; and April 28, 2015 (Graduate Studies Office, MH-112, 5PM)

Process for Awarding: Students must submit an application form, a personal statement answering 4 questions listed on the application form, a confidential letter of recommendation from a faculty member, and a resume. Applications are reviewed to confirm eligibility requirements are met. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a CSUF graduate program, have a minimum 3.00 Graduate GPA, and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Funds are awarded based on stated purpose for the funds, demonstrated hardship/challenges faced, and the budget presented.

Program Materials: Graduate Student Research Fund