Summer 2011 Applications are due at noon on Friday, June 20, 2011

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.

Specialized Travel Overview

The Specialized Travel (ST) fund, organized by the GPSA Specialized Travel Committee, was created in 1998 to help graduate and professional students with travel expenses for events not covered under the SRAC grants. This includes travel to interviews, clinicals, and conferences at which you are NOT presenting your own 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 on the day of the deadline to be eligible for consideration. 

Students may now receive $500 per academic year through the Specialized Travel 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.

Contact us at unmgpsagrants (at) gmail.com.

Grants 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 curriculum to be covered in detail in training workshops can be found here.

Future Deadlines

Spring 2011 Deadline: noon on Friday, February 18th, 2011

Summer 2011 Deadline: noon on Friday, June 17th, 2011

New Application System

You can now apply online using our new system!

ST Rules

Read these before you submit your application:

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) gmail.com.

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 www.adobe.com.

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

Examples of ST Applications

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

Sample Successful ST Applications (Spring 2010)

Individual, Family & Community Education

Occupational Therapy


Biomedical Science


To write your best application:

1) Know your application rules: GPSA Grants Code

2) Write to the score sheet: Scoring 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

See bottom of SRAC page