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Rogers Research/Project Award

The Rogers Research Award provides funding up to $1000 to facilitate field research directly related to thesis or dissertation including artistic projects for MFA. Funds may be used only for travel expenses and/or lodging. Research materials including equipment are not fundable items for this award. Travel must be outside of Albuquerque. If you are traveling internationally, you must get approval from the Office of Export Control BEFORE you travel and to receive reimbursement.

Additionally, students traveling internationally will need to register their travel at  If you have any questions about completing this requirement, please contact: Global Education Office (GEO) at 505-277-4032 or  The GEO representative will send confirmation you have completed this step.  If you do not complete this step for international travel, you will NOT receive any reimbursement even if awarded.


Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application. Students must be registered as full time for Fall + Spring funding and to be eligible for Summer the student must have been full-time in the Spring. You may receive only one (1) grant per funding period: Summer Funding Cycle through Spring Funding Cycle. This includes Fall Funding Cycle. No student will be awarded both the Rogers Research/Project Grant, Graduate Research Supplement, or the Doctoral Conference Presentation Grant in the same funding semester.

Spring Semester Application Deadline

Jan. 25, 2019 for funding the research to be conducted between Jan 1, 2019 - May 16, 2019.

Summer Semester Application Deadline

May 31, 2019 for funding the research to be conducted between May 15, 2019 - Aug 15, 2019.

Fall Semester Application Deadline

Sept. 16, 2019 for funding the research to be conducted between Aug 16, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019.

Note: Graduate Studies is not responsible for informing applicants of incomplete/incorrect applications.  If at the deadline date at 5:00 pm an application is incomplete or incorrect it will not be reviewed for funding.

Materials to be included in the application: 

  1. Application form.
  2. A proposal that explains the contribution of this research or project to the student’s academic progress (~700 words).
  3. A line item budget. No per diem. If you are requesting food reimbursement you must provide an itemized receipt. Only one entree will be reimbursed. Alcohol will not be reimbursed. 
  4. A copy of IRB / IACUC approval or submission form if applicable. 
  5. A letter of support from the faculty advisor supporting the research/project
  6. International Travel - Export Control review.
  7. Registration with GEO can be done here


If IRB/IACUC approval is required for your research/project, you must have approval before you can begin your research/project.  You will not be reimbursed for any expenses incurred before approval is received.  If your approved research/project begins within the funding period, you will be provided reimbursement.  If you will not receive IRB/IACUC approval so that your research/project can begin during the funding period, please let us know so that we can provide funding to another student.  

Please submit a completed application by 5:00 PM on the deadline date. Please note incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Notification will be made by US postal service. If you would like to inquire about award, you can email

No extension will be allowed due to issues with US postal services delivery, email

Margaret Gonzales
Sr. Operations Manager
University of New Mexico
MSC03 2180
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001  

If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Gonzales at