Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA)

The Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA) is a competitive award for students who are pursuing doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis research. Proposals must focus on dissertation or thesis research that requires funding in excess of what can be supported through normal academic program operating budgets. Review the guidelines below for more information.

GSRA Guidelines & Cover Page
Funding Program Applications Due Award Period Begins
Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA) February 1 May 15
Previous Award Recipients
DRA Success Story

Congratulations to Erick Butler, 2012-2013 recipient of a Dissertation Research Award. Dr. Butler, now an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at West Texas A&M University, received a grant from the Ogallala Aquifer Program, part of the Department of Agriculture, for work based on his DRA grant. He also has three publications based on work from his DRA grant.

1. "The effects of chemical coagulants on the decolorization of dyes by electrocoagulation using response surface methodology (RSM)," Applied Water Science, accepted for publication
2. "Effect of Fe-doped TiO2 photocatalysts on the degradation of acid orange 7," Integrated Ferroelectrics, accepted for publication
3. "Treatment and management of industrial dye wastewater for water resources protection," in Handbook of Environmental Engineering Vol. 17: Natural Resources and Control Processes, 2016