What is the Co-Sponsored Grants Program? 

The Graduate School considers formal requests from University of Minnesota units, faculty, and graduate students or postdoctoral organizations for small discretionary grants to co-sponsor events that directly support graduate student and post-doctoral scholar training in accordance with the following criteria.

Awards are a maximum of $2,000 or 50% of the total event cost, whichever is smaller.

Who Is Eligible? 

Events and activities must align with Graduate School mission, objectives, and values, and:

  • Must directly support graduate student and post-doctoral training/development.
  • Must be open to graduate students and/or postdocs from across multiple colleges.
  • Should align with Graduate School priorities of improving professional development preparation of graduate students and postdocs; increasing the diversity of students receiving graduate degrees and postdocs receiving training; and/or improving the quality of advising.
  • Must have commitments for the majority of the project costs at the time of the request.

Preference will be given to events/activities that demonstrate potential for long-term, sustainable programming.

Requesting units must agree to Graduate School promotion of the co-sponsored event.

How Do I Apply?  

Requests must be submitted using the Graduate School Co-Sponsorship Grant Request Form.

Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling timeline until funds have been exhausted, and are reviewed by the Dean; or the Dean’s designee, including a faculty sub-committee of the Graduate School Advisory Board.

Further Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate School Dean's Office