New Graduate Student Innovation Grant fuels creative ideas

Seven student-designed projects have received funding from the new Graduate Student Innovation Grant, which provides seed money of up to $5,000 for initiatives overseen by graduate students from the academic divisions and professional schools.

The 2013 winning proposals include: a workshop to educate students on the digital techniques necessary for preparation of graphic and imaging materials connected with their scholarly work, Disability Matters, a series of events aimed at raising awareness about the issues facing graduate students with disabilities, and a Sino-U.S. forum aiming at providing students at UChicago an intensive day to learn more about China and Sino-U.S. relationship while considering issues between the two countries from different perspectives. View a full list of the 2013 winners.

The Grant, which is sponsored by the Provost's Office, is intended to facilitate student-generated programs and services that support UChicago graduate students. These grants provide seed money and administrative/logistical support for launching ideas that encourage graduate students’ academic progress, professional development, or personal growth. 

Read a UChicago News story about the Grant.