Old Dominion University’s Graduate School in partnership with the Office of Research is
pleased to announce the 7th annual Graduate Summer Award Program (GSAP). Open to
graduate students from across the University, the GSAP is a competitive program that supports a
range of original graduate student scholarship, including basic research, field study, data
analysis, performances and exhibitions, and community-based learning initiatives. The program
can be used to support thesis or dissertation projects or other capstone projects at the master’s or
doctoral level. The scope of the proposed project should allow the graduate student to produce a
measurable research or scholarly product by the end of a minimum of six uninterrupted weeks
during the summer months.
Graduate students wishing to apply for this award must identify and approach a faculty member
to serve as a mentor during the tenure of the program award. The faculty member may advise the
student in creating a strong project proposal, explain the expectations for scholarly activity,
supervise the scholarly activity, and provide advice from the proposal stage to the completion of
the final report. Students applying for the award will be the primary investigators for these projects. It is expected that a graduate student with this funding will produce original scholarship. The application deadline is March 15, 2024 at 5:00 P.M.