Graduate Studies

MSC 03 2180
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
Humanities Building
Suite 107

Phone: (505) 277-2711
Fax: (505) 277-7405

Research Project and Travel Grants


Purpose: RPT awards are intended to defray the costs of materials or equipment necessary to your research, and/or for travel required to collect data or to present the results of research at professional meetings. Because of the limited availability of funding, the selection process will be extremely competitive.

Eligibility: An RPT grant  may be awarded to an individual who:

  • is full or part-time graduate student;
  • in good academic standing;
  • working towards the completion of their degree.
  • have not received a grant in the current funding cycle (summer - spring)

Please Note: Recipients names may be published.

Awards: Awards are dependent upon individual proposals and funding limits, which may vary from year to year.  Awards will be disbursed on a reimbursement-only basis.  copies of receipts will not be accepted.  The receipts must indicate that the recipient has incurred expenses in compliance with the proposed budget attached to the application.

• If you are planning to use your funds to provide gifts, gift cards, money, etc. that totals $600 or more over a calendar year, to any one participant, you must report the gift to the Internal Revenue Service.
• If you pay a foreign person, there are US taxation reporting and tax withholding requirements regardless of the payment.
• The University of new Mexico and Graduate Studies are not responsible for reporting these items. It is the responsibility of the researcher to comply with all taxation laws.

Application Deadline:

May 23, 2014 - for travel or research to commence during the period May 16, 2014 through August 18, 2014

September 12, 2014 - for travel or research to commence during the period August 18, 2014 through December 31, 2014

February 6, 2015 - for travel or research to commence during the period January 1, 2015 through May 15, 2015