All Fall 2009 Application Awards Have Been Announced

Please contact unmgpsagrants (at) if you applied in the fall and have not heard from us.

Fall 2010 applications are due at noon on September 24th, 2010.

Please Note: We are only accepting online applications this semester. Apply here after you have read this page.

No hard copies will be accepted.

Please note: The online application system is currently under maintenance. It will be restored by 5/9/11.

GRD Information

The Graduate Research and Development (GRD) Committee is a standing committee in the GPSA. It was created around the funding that was allocated to the GPSA by the New Mexico State Legislature in 2000. This funding source for graduate and professional students is set up to assist larger projects that require substantial funding, and is aimed at encouraging UNM students to work on research with state agencies, or in areas that directly benefit the state of New Mexico.

The work of past GPSA Councils and the Lobby Committee was invaluable in obtaining and keeping this fund for graduate and professional students. The GRD fund is an excellent example of how your student Lobbying is being utilized to help all graduate and professional students at UNM.

Students may receive up to $3000 per academic year through the GRD fund to conduct research. If you are conducting research with a New Mexico state agency, you may receive up to $5000. The GRD grant has only one funding cycle, each fall. The deadline is the fifth Friday of the fall semesters. Applicants may fund activity from July 1 to June 30.

If you have any questions, please email unmgpsagrants (at) or call 277-3803.

GRD Calendar

Fall Workshops

9/8/2011 6:00 PM

El Centro Conference Room (Mesa Vista Hall)

9/9/2011 1:30 PM

Domenici Center West  Room 2112

9/12/2011 9:00 AM

Castetter Hall Room 258


A brief outline of the cirriculum to be covered in detail in training workshops can be found here.

Peer Proposal Review Workshops with CAPS

Monday September 13 at 3pm in the SUB Cherry/Silver Room (third floor)

Tuesday September 14 at 2pm in the SUB Cherry/Silver Room (third flor)

Fall 2010 Applications (Activity 7/1/09-6/30/10)

Due at noon on Friday, September 24, 2010

New Application System

You can now apply online using our new system!

GRD Rules and Forms

Read these before you submit your application:

Use this form to receive your award:

Use this form to submit reimbursement claims against your award:

We now use an online application! If you need help with this format, please contact the GPSA office, 277-3803 or email unmgpsagrants (at)

Interested in reading for the grants to committee? Click here for more information.

Examples of GRD Applications

The following forms are examples of well-written, organized, and most importantly, funded GRD applications.
Use these forms to help guide you through your application process.

Health, Exercise & Sports Sciences




GRD Archive

GPSA Grants Code as of 2005

Meeting Notes and Documents

Grants Committee Meeting Agenda November 2, 2010

Minutes from 11/02/2010 Grants Committee Meeting

Grants Core Committee Meeting Agenda September 16, 2010

Minutes from 09/16/2010 Grants Core Committee Meeting

Grants Core Committee Meeting Agenda August 20, 2010

Minutes from 8/20/2010 Grants Core Committee Meeting

09-10 Grants Report

Grants Committee Meeting Agenda for Spring 2010 Applications

March 10, 2010