The Schar School of Policy and Government may award student research grants for dissertation research and other expenses related to their studies at the Schar School. Activities considered for support include:
- Expenses associated with original data collection
- Dataset purchases
- Presentation of a paper at a professional conference
- Supplemental training programs/short courses (methodology, etc.), unavailable through GMU, considered necessary for dissertation research
- Professional conference attendance (restricted to students in their first year of the program; limited number of awards available)
Any enrolled Schar School doctoral student is eligible to apply for grants to fund paper presentations and doctoral research. The average grant amount is $500, although more funding may be available.