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Small Grants & Business Office

 

Departmental Small Research Grants

The SIO department provides small research grants to its students, based on a short application. PhD students are eligible to receive up to $3,000 over the course of their entire careers at SIO, while MS students may receive up to $3,000 per year.  Amounts awarded for research grants are based on availability and the department's assessment of the application, but funding is not guaranteed.  MAS students should contact Maureen McGreevy for other opportunities.

Applications should include:

  1. SIO Travel/Research Application form
  2. Abstract submission and/or invitation to present work (for a conference)
  3. Project proposal using non-specialist language (for research funds)
  4. Detailed budget, not to exceed $3,000
  5. Supporting documentation for costs

Allowable costs include:

  • Conference travel transportation, hotel, and conference registration fees
  • Page charges for publication of scholarly articles
  • Supplies
  • Fieldwork
  • Travel for research, scholarly meetings or short courses
  • Computer (some restrictions apply, contact Maureen McGreevy)

         * Please note that salary will not be awarded.

Submission deadlines:

  • February 1
  • May 1
  • October 1

          * If date falls on a weekend, deadline is first business day after.

If awarded, research awards must be expended within 12 months of the award date. Conference travel awards must be used for the conference requested and cannot be transferred.

Please contact Maureen McGreevy for more information and to submit a proposal.

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Other Grants

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) offers a variety of funds for student initiatives, including travel grants. GSA departmental per capita funds can support SIO student initiatives that are open to all students in our department. Per capita funds are administered by the SIO Student Committee.  The representatives are Camille Pagniello and Rebecca Cohen.

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Business Offices

Many aspects of day-to-day administration outside of classes, such as payroll, offices, keys, and reimbursements, are overseen by business offices in each research division. Your advisor can inform you of which research division you belong to. If you do not have an adviser, please contact Gilbert Bretado. Contacts for each business office can be found below. Do not hesitate to direct administrative questions to them first.

Business Office

Staff Contact

Position

Email

Phone

CASPO

Will Rivera

Facilities/Offices/Keys

x 4-1875

CMBB-MBRD

Dejan Ristic

Facilities/Offices/Keys

x 2-1229

GRD

Megan Smith

Facilities/Offices/Keys

x 4-6852

IGPP

Maria Rivas

Facilities/Offices/Keys

x 4-1927

IOD

Dejan Ristic

Facilities/Offices/Keys

x 2-1229

MPL

Will Rivera

Facilities/Offices/Keys

x 4-1875

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Mailing Addresses

Every PhD and MS student has a mailbox in the drawers outside room 234, on the second floor of the Eckart Building.

For USPS mail, use: 9500 Gilman Drive Mail Code 0208
La Jolla, CA 92093

For mail from a courier service, check with your business office for the address to your building.

For mail from a courier service that needs to be sent to the Department Office, use: 8630 Discovery Way
La Jolla, CA 92037

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