2016-2017 HGSA Grant Application 

Deadline: April 14, 2017 by 4:00 PM MST (Email application to or deliver to HGSA Department Mailbox)

Amount Available: Two Awards ($350 each)

General Information: The HGSA is offering research grants this year to any interested UNM History graduate student. These grants facilitate travel, research expenditures, conference fees, and other necessities of scholarship. We are accepting submissions for work conducted between July 1, 2016 thru June 30, 2017 (AY17).

Application Submission: All applicants for the HGSA grants in 2017 are expected to complete and turn in to the HGSA the attached proposal page prior to the deadline. In addition, applicants are expected to provide a copy of their unofficial transcript (sensitive info should be marked out). Applications may be submitted electronically as PDFs to the HGSA President Jennifer McPherson at, or printed off and delivered to the HGSA department mailbox. All applications must be received no later than Friday, April 14th at 4pm MST. After the deadline, submissions will be read by both HGSA officers and faculty readers in order to ensure impartiality and determine grant recipients. Those who accept funding are required to present the following year on their use of the funding (whether for research, conferences, etc.) at the behest of the HGSA.

Budget Considerations: This grant applies for any expenses incurred for professional development or research over the course of the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Retroactive funding applications are accepted. On the attached application is a line item budget sheet. There, you will provide a tally of expected costs for various items, providing a brief description and cost, note other funding sources applied for, alongside any additional relevant information. A clear and thought-out budget is necessary for successful grant proposals. The HGSA reserves the right to award less than the full total, depending on the quality and quantity of the proposals themselves. Proposal Guidelines: The proposal covers the main details of the grant activity, whether a conference, research project, etc. The proposal should be no longer than 500 words. Typical proposals include information on your academic interests, a description of the activity itself, the relevance of the activity to your professional development, and the benefits therein. Successful proposals are grammatically sound, contain clear prose, and convey information in a succinct manner. Furthermore, they clearly establish the academic worth of the activity in question and the contribution to the university community. 

If you have any questions please email HGSA President Jennifer McPherson at

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