G&A Graduate Research Materials Award

The Department of Geography and Anthropology has a Graduate Research Materials Award fund to support non-travel expenses for dissertation and thesis research, including the purchase of items such as digital data, archival materials, technical equipment, laboratory services or supplies, and/or data processing. Generally, a total of $500-700 is available per semester for making the awards. Awards will be made according to the quality of the proposal and the amount of funding available.

Application deadlines

November 1 and March 1, noon CST.


All students currently enrolled in an LSU Geography and Anthropology graduate program. Only one Research Materials Award will be made per student per degree program (Master’s/Ph.D.).

How to Apply

Complete the Research Materials Application Form, and submit online.

Application Requirements

All items purchased with award monies become property of the department following completion of your degree.

Report deadline

Awardees are required to report on how the funds were used for research, in a 500-word report submitted online, along with a description of how the funds were spent (with photocopies of receipts).  Reports for awards made November 1 are due March 1. Reports for awards made March 1 are due November 1. Students may also be required to present on their research related to the award at a department Friday Forum.

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