Graduate Student Research Competition
Tufts University's Graduate Student Research Competition (GSRC) supports the research of graduate students by providing funding for expenses including:
- Equipment, materials, and supplies
- Research participant compensation
- Expenses of travel to conduct research
The competition is open to any graduate student enrolled in a doctoral or master’s program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) or the School of Engineering.
Sixteen awards are available each semester. The maximum amount for an award is $1,000 and students are limited to one award per academic year.
For application instructions and proposal requirements, review the Graduate Student Research Competition Guidelines.
Awards are competitive and decisions are based on:
- The significance of the research to the field and to the applicant’s degree progress
- Clarity in writing, presentation, and methodology
- Clarity and justification of the budget
The proposals below provide examples of successful and well-presented GSRC proposals in each of the three discipline categories.
Natural Sciences and Engineering
- Biology, Spring 2015: "Forecasting and monitoring 'at risk' butterfly species: A case study of the Baltimore checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas phaeton)"
- Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2015: "Depth-Resolved Measurements for Non-Invasive Optical Monitoring of the Brain"
- Psychology, Spring 2015: "Post-event processing following social and nonsocial evaluative events"
- Child Development, Fall 2013: "Effects of Graphic Structure on Visual Narrative Comprehension"
Arts and Humanities
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