Rogers Research Award

Please note: Due to UNM’s Covid restrictions on professional travel and the state of New Mexico’s health order on limiting travel, Graduate Studies has temporarily suspended all funding for conference and research travel until further notice. 

The Rogers Research Award provides funding up to $1500 to facilitate research directly related to the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, including artistic projects for the 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 and submit with your application.  **Please note Export Control takes 1 week to get reviewed and approved.

Additionally, students traveling internationally will need to register their travel with UNM's Global Education Office. Their form does not have to be turned in at the time of the Rogers application submission, but must be submitted and approved before travel to be eligible for reimbursement if awarded.


Eligible students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application. Students must be registered as full time for Fall and 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

Materials to be included in the application: 

  1. Application form
  2. A proposal that explains the contribution of this research 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/committee chair supporting the research
  6. **International Travel – Approved Export Control Review: Click here for form
    • Export Control Guidance
    • Foreign Travel Vulnerability
    • If you have any questions, please contact the Export Control Office at: 277-2968 or OR 277-2058 or


If IRB/IACUC approval is required for your research, you must have approval before you can begin your research.  You will not be reimbursed for any expenses incurred before approval is received.  If your approved research begins within the funding period, you will be provided reimbursement.  If you will not receive IRB/IACUC approval so that your research 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 Margaret Gonzales (

No extension will be allowed due to issues with US postal services delivery. Email is the best submission method.

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

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.