All Summer 2011 Application Awards Have Been Announced

Fall 2011 Applications are due at noon on Friday, September 23, 2011

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

No hard copies will be accepted.

The Student Research Allocations Committee (SRAC) grants are the most well known of GPSA funding sources. SRAC funds research related to the completion of a degree as well as other research relevant to the applicant's field. SRAC also funds travel to conferences to present research.

The SRAC Committee runs three funding cycles a year. The deadlines for SRAC are the fifth Friday of Fall and Spring Semesters and the second Friday of Summer Term. Packets must be received by 12:00 noon the day of the deadline to be eligible for consideration. 

Students may now receive $500 per academic year through the SRAC fund. Academic years begin with Summer (January 1 to December 31), then Fall (June 1 to May 31) and end in Spring (August 15 to August 14).  Applicants may fund activity in the current semester, one semester retroactively, or one semester in the future.

Below you will find the hyperlink to where you can complete an SRAC application, as well as more detailed information in the SRAC Rules and Guidelines. Before submitting your application, please carefully review all instructions to avoid incomplete or incorrect packets. Applications that do not meet the guidelines are “Fatal Errors” and will not be reviewed by the committee.

Announcements of SRAC awards will be sent via email within six weeks of the application deadline. All applicants are invited to review the comments of the SRAC committee regarding their application by inquiring at the GPSA office (1021 SUB).

Contact us at unmgpsagrants (at)

Grants Calendar

Fall Grant 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

Drop-In Application Consulting, in coordination with the Graduate Resource Center


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

Future Deadlines

Spring 2012 Deadline: noon on Friday, February 17, 2012

Summer 2012 Deadline: noon on Friday, June 15, 2012


New Application System

You can now apply online using our new system!

SRAC Rules

Read these before you submit your application:

Current SRAC/ST Bylaws

SRAC/ST Application Score Sheet

SRAC/ST Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

Use this form to receive your award:

GPSA SRAC/ST Award & Travel Form

If you wish to appeal a decision, follow these guidelines and procedures.

These forms have been created using Adobe Acrobat. To view and print these forms you need to have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. To download the Acrobat Reader and for installation instruction, go to

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

Examples of SRAC Applications

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

Sample Successful SRAC Applications (Spring 2010)
English Languages & Literature
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Architecture/ CRP/ Landscape Architecture

To write your best application:

1) Know your application rules: GPSA Grants Code

2) Write to the score sheet: SRAC Score Sheet

3) Know your audience: Graduate and professional students from a different department than you will read your application.

4) Write your proposal clearly: get writing help from UNM CAPS


Meeting Notes and Documents

Grants Committee Minutes, August 15, 2011

Grants Commitee Agenda, August 15, 2011

Grants Committee Minutes, August 9, 2011

Grants Committee Agenda, August 9, 2011

Grants Committee Minutes, August 1, 2011

Grants Committee May 6, 2011 Agenda

Grants Committee Minutes for May 6, 2011

Grants Committe Agenda for May 2, 2011

Grants Committee Minutes May 2, 2011

Annual Grants Commitee Report

Grants Committee April 2011 Monthly Report

Grants Appeal Meeting Minutes February 10, 2011

Core Meeting February 10, 2011

Grants Core Committee Meeting Minutes March 25, 2011

Grants Core Committee Meeting Agenda March 25, 2011

Grants Core Committee Meeting Agenda February 10, 2011

Grants Core Committee Meeting Agenda December 10, 2010

Core Committee 12/10/10 Minutes

Appeal Meeting Agenda December 10, 2010

Appeal Meeting 12/10/10 Minutes


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

Minutes from the 7/26/2010 Grants Committee meeting

Minutes from the 8/31/2010 Grants Appeal meeting